Japan's IBIS keyhole surgery robot demonstrated (w/ Video)
Aerospace engineer proposes arm-equipped satellite to affix propellant kits to space junk to send it back home
Whether grasping Easter eggs or glass bottles -- this robotic hand uses tact
Researchers at Saarland University together with associates in Bologna and Naples have developed a robotic hand that can accomplish both tasks with ease and yet including the actuators is scarcely larger than ...
3.253 seconds: Robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time at Birmingham fair (w/ video)
First color image of Mars returned from Curiosity
(Phys.org) -- This view of the landscape to the north of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the afternoon of the first day after landing. (The team calls this ...
New commercial supply ship reaches space station (Update)
NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.
SpaceX flight to ISS could be late March: NASA
The first test flight of a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station could happen in late March, NASA said on Thursday.
Robot arm at MIT will weave its own web (w/ Video)
Dragon arrives at space station in historic 1st (Update 2)
The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule made a historic arrival at the International Space Station on Friday, triumphantly captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm.
Lure kittens to play online with (computer) mice
(AP) -- A company that has developed technology for controlling remote robotic arms over the Internet has adapted the system so that people around the world can play remotely with kittens.
Science fiction comes to life in Italian lab
Once the preserve of science fiction, increasingly sophisticated robotic devices are vying for a place side by side with humans in the real world.
Worldwide patent for a Spanish stroke rehabilitation robot
Robotherapist 3D, a robot which aids stroke patients' recovery, is to be brought to market by its worldwide patent holder, a spin-off company from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante, Spain). ...
Opportunity begins study of martian crater, new samples 'unlike any seen before'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything the robot has studied in its first 7.5 years of exploration.
Dogs' behavior could help to design social robots
Designers of social robots, take note. Bring your dog to the lab next time you test a prototype, and watch how your pet interacts with it. You might just learn a thing or two that could help you fine-tune ...