MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video)
Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts
This week, a team of researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior ...
4-4-2 becomes 0101: Inside the competitive world of robot football
The whistle has just been blown on one of the most thrilling events on the international sporting calendar. It took place in Brazil and pitted teams from all over the world against each other, each hoping ...
Should your driverless car kill you to save a child's life?
Robots have already taken over the world. It may not seem so because it hasn't happened in the way science fiction author Isaac Asmiov imagined it in his book I, Robot. City streets are not crowded by humanoid ...
Robots are designed to take a hike with walking poles
Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology ...
Chatty Japan robot makes friends on first day at work
A chatty humanoid robot whose makers claim it can understand people's emotions made its first friends Friday as it struck up conversations with shoppers in Tokyo. ...
TV terrifies and compels with viruses and robots
Retroviruses that quietly multiply unnoticed, spread through communities and threaten humanity. Robots that mutate into semi-conscious beings and go on the run from their human masters.
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
SpaceX reschedules space station resupply launch
A delayed supply run to the International Space Station is now set to launch April 14.
SpaceX supply run to space station postponed
The next supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed.
Designing robots that can keep secrets
Humanoid robots are not just the stuff of science fiction: these computing devices are likely to be walking around our streets in the next decade.
Iranian teacher builds robot to teach prayer
(AP)—An Iranian schoolteacher has innovated an amusing way of encouraging young children to say their daily prayers—robotics.
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could ...