Curiosity Mars rover installing smarts for driving
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will spend its first weekend on Mars transitioning to software better suited for tasks ahead, such as driving and using its strong robotic arm.
First color image of Mars returned from Curiosity
(Phys.org) -- This view of the landscape to the north of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the afternoon of the first day after landing. (The team calls this ...
Movement-limited toddler gets 3-D-printed magic arms (w/ Video)
Researcher use robot arm to print 3D sand structures
Science fiction comes to life in Italian lab
Once the preserve of science fiction, increasingly sophisticated robotic devices are vying for a place side by side with humans in the real world.
Private supply ship flies by space station in test (Update)
The world's first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday but did not stop, completing a critical test in advance of the actual docking.
Opportunity rover rolling again after fifth Mars winter
(Phys.org) -- With its daily supply of solar energy increasing, NASA's durable Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven off the sunward-tilted outcrop, called Greeley Haven, where it worked during its ...
SpaceX plans historic first flight on May 7
SpaceX confirmed it plans to launch a rocket and capsule on May 7 in a historic first flight of a private spaceship to the International Space Station.
SpaceX delays first private launch to space station
SpaceX has postponed by a week its bid to become the first private company to attempt to launch an unmanned cargo vessel to the International Space Station.
'Good chance' for SpaceX April 30 launch to ISS: NASA
NASA said Monday said there is a good chance SpaceX will soon become the first private company to attempt to launch its spacecraft to the International Space Station on an unmanned cargo mission.
SpaceX flight to ISS could be late March: NASA
The first test flight of a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station could happen in late March, NASA said on Thursday.
Greying Singapore taps robots, games in rehab
Six months ago, Singaporean retiree Soon Eng Sam, 70, suffered a stroke that paralysed the left side of his body.
NASA OKs Feb. launch of private space station trip
A private California company will attempt the first-ever commercial cargo run to the International Space Station in February.
Bow down to the light: Light-triggered microscale robotic arm makes bending and stretching motions
(PhysOrg.com) -- As miniaturization progresses, microrobots and nanomachines have moved beyond the realm of pure speculation. This technology requires tiny components that can respond to stimulation by undergoing ...