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.
Silver nanowire sensors hold promise for prosthetics, robotics
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including ...
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 ...
SpaceX reschedules space station resupply launch
A delayed supply run to the International Space Station is now set to launch April 14.
Pentagon scientists show off life-size Atlas robot
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers.
Collaborative learning for robots
Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking ...
China's lunar lander snaps first landing site panorama
China's inaugural Chang'e-3 lunar lander has snapped the missions first panoramic view of the touchdown spot at Mare Imbrium.
Kinect 2 with Oculus Rift gets NASA robotic arm workout
JIBO robot could become part of the family
Study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the orders
If you've seen a sci-fi flick with autonomous robots in the last 40 years, you may be wary of giving robots any semblance of control.
Video: Decentralized control of multiple robots under uncertainty
Writing a program to control a single autonomous robot navigating an uncertain environment with an erratic communication link is hard enough; write one for multiple robots that may or may not have to work ...
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 ...
OutRunner robot steered to fast track with Kickstarter
UN talks take aim at 'killer robots' (Update)
Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies.