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.
Negev desert solar field uses water-free robotic cleaning system
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
'RoboClam' hits new depths as robotic digger (w/ Video)
A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US.
Space station computer outage may force spacewalk
A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.
Simplicity is key to co-operative robots
A way of making hundreds—or even thousands—of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK.
SpaceX reschedules space station resupply launch
A delayed supply run to the International Space Station is now set to launch April 14.
Computers teach each other Pac-Man (w/ Video)
Researchers in Washington State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way ...
Algorithm for determining orientation of objects could aid robots in navigation, scene understanding
Suppose you're trying to navigate an unfamiliar section of a big city, and you're using a particular cluster of skyscrapers as a reference point. Traffic and one-way streets force you to take some odd turns, ...
Kickstarter Project ZUtA - a crawling microprinter (w/ video)
Trash-talking Scrabble player is robot named Victor
Eye of the beholder: Improving the human-robot connection (w/ video)
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.
Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry
When life on Earth was first getting started, simple molecules bonded together into the precursors of modern genetic material. A catalyst would have been needed, but enzymes had not yet evolved. One theory ...
Japan robot suit firm lists on stock market
Cyberdyne, the maker of a battery-powered exoskeleton robot suit, made its stock market debut on Tuesday, as the firm looks to raise money to boost its research.