Nature inspires drones of the future (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.
Robots transform into furniture at EPFL (w/ Video)
EPFL scientists from the Biorobotics Laboratory (BIOROB) have developed small robotic modules that can change their shape to create reconfigurable furniture. "Eventually, all you'll need to do is program ...
Japan's Hitachi unveils joking robot
Japanese scientists unveiled a robot with a sense of humour Tuesday, and claimed it was capable of knowing when its jokes had fallen flat.
Toronto team's robotic arm control is all in the mind
Force sensor integrated into surgical forceps
Samsung's Device and System Research Center present a force sensor integrated into surgical forceps to provide surgeons with a sense of touch in robotically-assisted procedures.
Mobile robot to boost aerospace production
We don't have to look too far into the future to see a time when mobile robots and people will be working side-by-side in production facilities. In fact, for the aerospace manufacturing industry, this scenario ...
UN talks take aim at 'killer robots' (Update)
Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies.
OutRunner robot steered to fast track with Kickstarter
Ultra-fast, the bionic arm can catch objects on the fly (w/ Video)
A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.
Demo of mind-controlled exoskeleton planned for World Cup
Teaching robots right from wrong
Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions.
Boulder swarm effort turns to crowdfunding for Droplet mobile robots (w/ video)
Engineers building teleoperated robots for disaster response in national challenge
(Phys.org) —University of Washington electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response faster and more efficient.
Exoskeleton to remote-control robot
Visionary 'rocket scientists' will share their ideas on Thursday, 8 May at the TEDx RocketMinds event at ESA's operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.