The iCub robot learns archery
Nexi robot: A matter of trust
(PhysOrg.com) -- What can a wide-eyed, talking robot teach us about trust? A lot, according to Northeastern psychology professor David DeSteno, and his colleagues, who are conducting innovative research to ...
Japan's Hitachi creates roller-skating robot (w/ Video)
Japan electronics giant Hitachi unveiled a pint sized roller-skating robot Friday that can negotiate uneven surfaces, respond to voice commands and could work as a tour guide or security guard.
Japanese baby-bot to shed light on human learning (w/ Video)
Japanese researchers have created a baby robot designed to simulate the behavior and development of a real infant in an effort to better understand how humans grow up.
Virginia Tech students build CHARLI, a full-sized humanoid robot (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- As CHARLI takes his first steps, anxious onlookers stand ready to catch him if he falls. His stride is short, but upright, as one foot is placed in front of the other in the basement of Virginia ...
NASA Outlines Big Plans for Humanoid Robot (w/ Video)
Astronauts on board the International Space Station will soon have a new roommate--and it's not human. It's a humanoid.
Hundreds of Internet fans expected at annual tech-fest in Spain
Some 800 Internet enthusiasts from across Europe are expected to attend the four-day Campus Party, one of the world's biggest online entertainment events, which gets underway Wednesday in Spain, organisers ...
Japan unveils humanoid robot that laughs and smiles (w/ Video)
Japanese researchers said Saturday they have developed a humanoid robot that can laugh and smile as it mimics a person's facial expressions.
Yale Robots Dance, Gesture and, Hopefully, Spark Interest in Science
(PhysOrg.com) -- There were robotic dinosaurs, a robot that danced and one that played rock-paper-scissors. But all of the robots on display at the robotics workshop at Johns Hopkins University on March 28 ...
Japan unveils willing dental patient -- a robot
Few people would want to be guinea pigs for aspiring dentists but Japan has found an always-willing patient -- a robot.
Avatars in Space
At this year's Oscars, there was a great deal of buzz surrounding the science fiction epic, Avatar. The movie focuses on human explorers virtually immersing themselves in the environment of a distant world ...
Robot Technology Helping Humans in Daily Activities (w/ Video)
Robonaut 2: NASA, GM Create Cutting Edge Robotic Technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Robonaut is evolving. NASA and General Motors are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace ...