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.
System encourages creativity, makes robot-design fun
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
Six-legged 'snake monster' is first of new breed of reconfigurable modular robots (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot is called Snake Monster, however, with six legs, it looks more like an insect than a snake. But it really doesn't matter what you call it, says its inventor, ...
Applause triggers award for Meccanoid robot in Vegas
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."
Zurich team's beach robot draws art in the sand
VERSABALL gripper to play ball and cup game at CES
Robot looks like a fish to ride with marine life
A robot to help improve wine production
A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and ...
Artificial intelligence future wows Davos elite
From the robot that washes your clothes to the robot that marks homework: the future world of artificial intelligence wowed the Davos elite Thursday, but the rosy picture came with a warning.
First ever working sweet-pepper harvesting robot
The European research project Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS) for the development of robotics in horticulture and forestry was recently accomplished. The project has been co-ordinated by Wageningen UR Greenhouse ...
NASA robot plunges into volcano to explore fissure
Volcanoes have always fascinated Carolyn Parcheta. She remembers a pivotal moment watching a researcher take a lava sample on a science TV program video in 6th grade.
Image: Interior view from the International Space Station cupola
This image of the interior view from the International Space Station's Cupola module was taken on Jan. 4, 2015. The large bay windows allows the Expedition 42 crew to see outside. The Cupola houses one of ...
New study from Harvard compares design of fuel systems for soft robots
By defining a set of key metrics to evaluate the fuel systems available to drive autonomous and wearable soft robots, a team of engineers and chemists are able to compare the advantages and limitations of ...
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