Q&A: Animals and robots develop an unlikely scientific partnership
Collaborations between robotics specialists and biologists have never been so successful. The former draw their ideas from animal morphology while the latter have found in technology a useful tool for studying ...
Robot representatives open doors for the isolated
Psychologists from the University of Exeter are leading a major project looking at how robots can enable people to interact in public spaces – without actually being there.
Students' robotic arm can make you stronger
Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge
Robot with brush, water, wiper tackles solar panel cleaning
NIST readies tests for DARPA robotics challenge (w/ Video)
'Twill be nearly the night before Christmas, but at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway many a robotic creature will be stirring, while visions of a $2 million prize and international prestige dance in the heads of the machines' ...
Droids dance, dogs nuzzle, humanoids speak at Madrid robot museum
A white robotic beagle sits wagging its tail and nuzzling anyone who pets it, while six pint-sized robots, flashing blue, pump their fists as they dance to the pop hit "Gangnam Style".
Robots acquire 'softness' and flexibility
Increasingly small robots that carry out their functions even inside the human body. No, this isn't a sci-fi dream but a close possibility. On one condition: the miniaturization of these devices requires ...
Building better high-speed robots with the help of cockroaches
Love them or hate them, cockroaches are notoriously good escape artists and can flee at astonishing speeds. However, this speed can make it difficult to sense the world around them: 'When animals move slowly they rely mostly ...
Two-legged robot walks outside at U-Michigan
(Phys.org) —With prosthetic feet and hips that can swing sideways for stability, the University of Michigan's newest two-legged robot has taken its first steps outside.
Robot as social interface (w/ Video)
Human interaction with robots is about to get a little more personal. Meet "Furhat," the face of tomorrow's interactive technology.
Commercial drones on the horizon
Internet retail giant Amazon.com hopes eventually to deliver packages by using flying robots, self-guided drones akin to those used by the military. The concept conjures images of holiday skies clouded with ...
Rubik's Cube solving robot at Scienceworks
The world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot, developed by students at Swinburne University of Technology, is now permanently on display at Scienceworks in Melbourne.
December expedition to explore life in hydrothermal vent
While most Americans shop for holiday gifts and break out festive decorations, a team of 18 researchers will spend their holiday season at sea, using underwater robots to explore the extreme habitats of life ...