Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year (Update 3) (w/ Video)
A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Ladybird puts field robotics on award-winning level
Osaka team fine-tunes quadruped robot Pneupard (w/ Video)
Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming
When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.
Robotic rock climbers could uncover clues to Mars' past
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life. The latest experiments with this "Cliffbot" showed it could help examine places otherwise difficult ...
Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum
The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster ...
'Honeybee' robots replicate swarm behaviour
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behaviour of swarming honeybees
'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot
A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month.
Pepper the emotional robot may just make you angry
Softbank, a Japanese telecommunications giant, is selling what it is calling "the world's first personal robot that reads emotions". Pepper is designed to be a highly interactive household companion and was developed by Aldebaran, the company behind the succes ...
Football-playing robots eye their own cup, and beyond
When robots play football, it looks like a game played by five-year-olds: they swarm around the ball, kick haphazardly and fall down a lot.
Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future
A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.