Using robots to study evolution
A new paper by OIST's Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution. Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a researcher in Professor Kenji Doya's Unit, has succes ...
Students turn $250 wheelchair into geo-positioning robot
Talk about your Craigslist finds! A team of student employees at The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) combined inspiration with innovation to make a $250 ...
Clever copters can learn as they fly (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The research paves the way for robots to work intelligently alongside humans in ways that are currently familiar only through science fiction films. The robots could play important roles in ...
Robot with brush, water, wiper tackles solar panel cleaning
Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests
The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department-sponsored ...
Robot dragonfly DelFly Explorer avoids obstacles by itself (w/ Video)
TU Delft researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world's first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself. The uniqueness of this achievement lies in the DelFly Explorer's ...
Valkyrie steps forth as DARPA robotics contender
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).
Japan robot chats with astronaut on space station
The first humanoid robot in space with speech capability made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station.
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.
Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact
Exoskeletons helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here.
Space robot fixes itself, takes selfie as funny livetweet happens on the ground
In a thrilling demonstration of space robotics, today the Dextre "hand" replaced a malfunctioning camera on the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm. And the Canadian Space Agency gleefully tweeted every step ...
Video: A dizzying view of the Earth from space
We've got vertigo watching this video, but in a good way! This is a sped-up view of Earth from the International Space Station from the Cupola, a wraparound window that is usually used for cargo ship berthings ...
Workspace of the future: everywhere
The workspace of the future is a lot more than a typical office cubicle.