Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station
An unmanned cargo ship that was rocketed into space this weekend by Orbital Sciences Corporation is nearing the International Space Station where it plans to dock on Wednesday.
Ladybird puts field robotics on award-winning level
Japan plans giant Gundam robot
A team of Japanese animators and engineers on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a moving 18-metre (60-foot) tall Gundam robot, in a nod to millions of science fiction fans.
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could ...
Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/ Video)
Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the ...
Robotic prosthesis turns drummer into a three-armed cyborg (w/ Video)
Professor Gil Weinberg has already built a band of robotic musicians in his Georgia Tech lab. Now he's created a robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans. ...
Mathematical equation could reduce traffic jams
(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.
Your robot helper is on the way now it can learn from its friends
January is a time when many of us seek to better ourselves. We want to learn a new skill or improve an existing one. A network designed especially for robots, RoboEarth, is being tested in the Netherlands to ...
Knife-wielding robot trains for grocery checkout job using new coactive learning technique (w/ Video)
Cornell University engineers have taught a robot to work in a mock-supermarket checkout line, modifying a Baxter robot from Rethink Robotics in Boston to "coactively learn" from humans and make adjustments ...
'All systems go' for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup
According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup ...
Rise of the Google machines: The robotics companies involved
Google recently acquired eight high profile start-up robotics companies, providing strong evidence of a strategy to create breakthrough applications for robotics over the next decade. This strategy is most ...
Comet lander awakes from long hibernation
European space experts said on Friday they had successfully reawakened a fridge-sized robot designed to make the first-ever spacecraft landing on a comet.
Kinect 2 with Oculus Rift gets NASA robotic arm workout
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.