Japanese rescue-bot can sniff out disaster survivors (w/ Video)
Japanese emergency services are to trial a small tank-like rescue robot that can search rubble for survivors and deliver water, food or cellphones in disaster zones.
'Welfare robots' to ease burden in greying Japan
Robotic wheelchairs, mechanical arms and humanoid waiters are among the cutting-edge inventions on show at a robotics fair in Japan, a country whose population is ageing rapidly.
Russian Spacewalkers to Work on International Space Station Tonight
The members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 24 crew shifted their sleep schedule Monday in preparation for their mission's first spacewalk, waking up at about 2:40 p.m. EDT.
Next generation surgical robots: Where's the doctor? (w/ Video)
As physician-guided robots routinely operate on patients at most major hospitals, the next generation robot could eliminate a surprising element from that scenario -- the doctor.
Robots speed up path to discovery
The work force at Lake Nona's Sanford-Burnham Institute includes 90 scientific staffers, 60 administrators and support personnel -- and a team of three robots. The trio is part of a $15 million investment from the National ...
HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen (w/ Video)
NASA Instrument Will Identify Clues to Martian Past
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals. Researchers ...
Advanced Robotic Arm Controlled by Monkey’s Thoughts (w/ Video)
Spacewalk hit by brief power outage, no danger
(AP) -- A partial power outage at the International Space Station briefly interrupted Monday's spacewalk, knocking out robotic camera views of the two astronauts as they worked to install a spare antenna.
Researchers study knife-wielding robots (w/ Video)
Underwater volcanoes discovered off coast of California
Scientists have discovered a cluster of underwater asphalt volcanoes rising from the sea floor just off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.
World first remote heart operation to be carried out in Leicester using robotic arm
A pioneering world first robotics system operation is to be conducted at Glenfield Hospital Leicester thanks to expertise at the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester.
Robotic therapy helps stroke patients regain function
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stroke patients who received robot-assisted therapy were able to regain some ability to use their arms, even if the stroke had occurred years earlier, according to a study published April ...
Astronauts remove troublesome cargo container
(AP) -- After struggling for hours with a balky latching system, shuttle Discovery's astronauts successfully removed a cargo carrier from the International Space Station on Thursday.