Centimeter-long origami robot climbs inclines, swims, and carries loads
At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, MIT researchers presented a printable origami robot that folds itself up from a flat sheet of plastic when heated and measures about a centimeter ...
Ten-engine electric plane prototype takes off
A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called ...
Navy scientists develop prototype for diver life support
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) scientists have developed a prototype for a new life support system for divers the Navy announced March 19.
Robot capable of sorting through and folding piles of rumpled clothes
Advancements in robotics have enabled humankind to automate a whole range of industrial processes, leading to more efficient and safer production and helping to expand our knowledge through scientific discovery. ...
Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016
Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
Robotic cars to help wine growers predict future yield
It may be one of the few times when combining cars, robots and wine is a good idea.
'Belty' offers tech solution to weighty problem
Wearable tech can sometimes cut right to the chase: that's the case with "Belty," a smart belt unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which aims to help people lose weight.
Scottish engineers deliver instrument to study 'greenhouse gases' from a NASA unmanned aircraft
Engineers in Edinburgh used to building instruments to look at the atmospheres of stars and distant planets have turned their attention to the atmosphere of Earth. A prototype instrument designed and built ...
Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road
Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested.
Scanning robot helps put insect collection online
A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State University ...
Social robots helping children with diabetes
Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.
Building the Lynx spacecraft
Ready, set … launch? That's what XCOR is hoping to accomplish as the company continues building its Lynx spacecraft prototype.
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.