Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship
A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.
Octopus arm inspires future surgical tool
A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by a group of researchers from Italy.
RobotsLAB offers tiny BMW Z4 for NAO robot to drive around (w/ Video)
Co-robots team up with humans
Charlie Kemp is giving robots common sense. And that's good news for Californian Henry Evans.
An eel-lectrifying future for autonomous underwater robots
Sweden called off the hunt for a submarine after a week-long underwater search in the Stockholm archipelago. Triggered by a reported sighting of a Russian submarine, the alleged 'invasion' had been widely ...
Astrobiology acupuncture: Collecting data from non-planar surfaces
A team of researchers supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program has turned to acupuncture in order to study samples from rough and uneven surfaces, such as rocks and meteorites. Using the technique, ...
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.
Japan to sell talking robots that won't try to make sense (Update)
The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations.
Friend or foe? Robots could be either. You might even marry one
(Phys.org) —When Purdue University professor Eric Matson teaches his robotics class, he asks his students a simple question on the first day. Would you consider marrying a robot?
Researchers develop prototype of a robotic system with emotion and memory (w/ Video)
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed a prototype of a social robot which supports independent living for the elderly, working in partnership with their relatives or carers.
Coffee with Pepper? Robot sells espresso machines in Japan
Move over George Clooney—Nestle has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores.
Morphing wings help drones manage collisions
Researchers in the US have taken inspiration from nature to create a robotic wing that can recover from mid-air collisions.
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Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes
The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique ...