'Robobarista' can figure out your new coffee machine
In the near future we may have household robots to handle cooking, cleaning and other menial tasks. They will be teachable: Show the robot how to operate your coffee machine, and it will take over from there.
Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.
SpaceX cargo ship blasts off toward space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship blasted off Tuesday toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.
At IDF: Wake up, spiderbot, the wristband said
There they stood, silent, motionless, a quartet of machine spiders, waiting for their cues, like a dancer troupe waiting for curtains to rise on opening night. At Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, earlier this week, their "director" was not to disappoint the audience and the show was on. Intel CEO did the directing, p ...
IBM peers into Numenta machine intelligence approach
Space station grocery run stalled by storm clouds
SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries and an espresso maker to the International Space Station.
Internet of things devices meant to simplify our lives may end up ruling them instead
Technology's promise of wonderful things in the future stretches from science fiction to science fact: self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart devices such as Google Glass, and the internet of things are ...
New insight into how proteins find their DNA binding sites in the genome
Remo Rohs is looking for some deep connections. He is integrating genomics and structural biology to uncover some significant insights into how proteins recognize DNA.
The hazards of presumptive computing
Have you ever texted somebody saying how "ducking annoyed" you are at something? Or asked Siri on your iPhone to call your wife, but somehow managed to be connected to your mother-in-law?
Minor glitch delays restart of Large Hadron Collider
Officials say a minor glitch will delay the re-start of Europe's multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider either a couple of days or more than a month.
Floor washing robots revolutionising cleaning for big businesses
Floor washing robots could soon be used to clean large industrial and commercial premises, following a European research collaboration totalling 4.2 million Euros.
Robot revolution will change world of work
Robots will fundamentally change the shape of the workforce in the next decade but many industries will still need a human touch, a QUT Future of Work Conference has heard.
Bubble Wrap owner seals deal for floor cleaning robots
Sealed Air Corp. is buying Intellibot Robotics LLC in a move to expand its floor cleaning business.
SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.