3D-printed robotic birds of prey are undergoing trials
Robots unlikely to take big bites out of employment, expert says
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in ...
Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts
This week, a team of researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior ...
Robots lending a helping hand to build planes
Trying to squeeze into small enclosed areas, carrying out highly repetitive tasks, retiring with back injuries even while your expertise is needed: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction ...
'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet
Robo Brain – a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources – is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 ...
C2D2 fighting corrosion
Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even ...
Space Station inspired robot to help heal sick children
Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years.
Study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the orders
If you've seen a sci-fi flick with autonomous robots in the last 40 years, you may be wary of giving robots any semblance of control.
Meet the "swarmies"- robotics' answer to bugs
(Phys.org) —A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien ...
Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada
A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road.
Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking ...
Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges
As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying ...
Hitchhiking robot travels across Canada (Update)
Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey.
Autonomous robots: A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm (w/ Video)
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University.