Robo-op marks new world first for heart procedure
The world's first remote heart procedure, using a robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping, is due to take place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
Lure kittens to play online with (computer) mice
(AP) -- A company that has developed technology for controlling remote robotic arms over the Internet has adapted the system so that people around the world can play remotely with kittens.
Watch construction of Nasa's new Mars rover live on the web
(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ...
Robotic arm's big flaw: Patients say it's 'too easy'
One touch directs a robotic arm to grab objects in a new computer program designed to give people in wheelchairs more independence.
Robots could improve everyday life, do chores
(PhysOrg.com) -- They're mundane, yet daunting tasks: Tidying a messy room. Assembling a bookshelf from a kit of parts. Fetching a hairbrush for someone who can't do it herself. What if a robot could do it ...
Strong robotic arm extends from next Mars rover
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tests underway in a JPL clean room will refine the precision of movements by a robotic arm that can reach more than 7 feet in front of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Next Mars rover stretches robotic arm
(PhysOrg.com) -- Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover that will be on Mars two years from now, has been flexing the robotic arm that spacecraft workers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory attached ...
Robotic arm simulates driving a Ferrari (w/ Video)
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 ...