Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
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US study: Split views on robots' employment role
In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, Americans could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction ...
Engineering a robot that assists in direct nursing care
Scientists from RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko Company Limited have developed a new experimental nursing care robot, ROBEAR, which is capable of performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed into a wheelchair ...
Phase-changing material could allow low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states
In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, ...
Robotic swimmer with supple silicone web mimics octopus
Oculus Rift users to see Moon live through robot
MIT engineers have high hopes for cheetah robot
It's a robot unlike any other, inspired by the world's fastest land animal and controlled by video game technology.
The 'human' side of robots at electronics show
She stood on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show, carried on conversations, blinked her eyes and sang a convincing rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
Nature inspires drones of the future (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.
Deep-sea diver hand offers freedom and feedback
VERSABALL gripper to play ball and cup game at CES
New algorithms and electronic components could enable printable robots that self-assemble when heated
Printable robots—those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers—have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering ...
Japan PM Abe wants to stage 2020 Robot Olympics
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to stage a "Robot Olympics" in 2020, the same year Tokyo hosts the Summer Games, local media reported Thursday.