Robots: How long before they're part of the family?
Low-cost, high-performance sensors, such as digital cameras, and advances in computer vision and artificial intelligence are bringing the age of robots ever closer, says QUT robotics scientist Dr Feras Dayoub.
DALER project shows a walking flying robot (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —At the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems we are developing a novel flying platform which has the ability to move on the ground by using its wings only. Using the wings as whegs to move on rough ...
Talking humanoid robot launches on Japan rocket
The first talking humanoid robot "astronaut" has taken off in a rocket.
3D printer-built robot has insect moves (w/ Video)
Robot turning Japanese children into calligraphers
Nijiya Kurota's little hand grips a calligraphy brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper. The brush itself is being held dead straight, just as an expert who has spent years learning the art of "shodo"—Japanese ...
Will robots take over the world?
Robots can do a lot for us: they can explore space or they can cut our toenails. But do advances in robotics and artificial intelligence hold hidden threats? Three leaders in their fields answer questions ...
Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones
An odd underwater ballet has been unfolding in the Mediterranean port of Toulon these past few days.
Station astronauts remotely control planetary rover from space
Just as remotely-operated vehicles help humans explore the depths of the ocean from above, NASA has begun studying how a similar approach may one day help astronauts explore other worlds. On June 17 and July ...
Japan's IBIS keyhole surgery robot demonstrated (w/ Video)
A robot that jumps, flips, and does pull-ups
RHex is an all-terrain walking robot that could one day climb over rubble in a rescue mission or cross the desert with environmental sensors strapped to its back.
KAIST's HUBO ready for DARPA's robotics challenge trials
The Humanoid Robot Research Center (HUBO Lab, http://hubolab.kaist.ac.kr) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Rainbow Co., a spin-off venture company of the university, unveiled ...
Pigeons fly home with a map in their heads
It is a fascinating phenomenon that homing pigeons always find their way home. A doctoral student in biology at the University of Zurich has now carried out experiments proving that pigeons have a spatial ...
Robotics team diving into deep end at RoboSub competition
A student team based in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering has taken its underwater robotic vehicle to an international competition in the United States this week.
Spain museum uses robot to spot cracks in artwork
In the basement of Madrid's Reina Sofia museum, a giant robotic machine painstakingly scans a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro, slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots.