Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot (Update)
(AP) -- Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through ...
Researchers replicate slime mold with brainless amoeboid robot that can move toward an attractant
Researchers design steady-handed robot for brain surgery
Neurosurgeons may one day get help in operating rooms from a robot with movements 10 times steadier than the human hand to perform delicate brain surgeries, the EU said Monday.
Face science meets robot science
Your brain processes lots of tiny and subtle clues about faces whenever you interact with other people, and now scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and UCL (University College London) are investigating whether ...
Scientists develop sensitive skin for robots
Robots will soon be able to feel heat or gentle touching on their surfaces. Researchers at Technische Universitaet Muenchen are now producing small hexagonal plates which when joined together form a sensitive skin for "machines ...
Robots to the rescue (w/ Video)
Researchers are exploring ways to make rescue robots less "creepy" and more user-friendly, incorporating lessons learned from studies of how humans interact with technology
Robots learn human perception
(PhysOrg.com) -- Michael J. Black teaches computers to analyse data on their environment as quickly and reliably as the human brain.
Robot arm improves performance of brain-controlled device
The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from ...
Rats to robots - brain's grid cells tell us how we navigate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rats and robots can tell us how the brain maps out familiar environments and navigates in them, Queensland University of Technology robotics researchers have found.
Breakthrough: Scientists harness the power of electricity in the brain (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A paralyzed patient may someday be able to "think" a foot into flexing or a leg into moving, using technology that harnesses the power of electricity in the brain, and scientists at University of Michigan ...
I want to see what you see: Babies treat 'social robots' as sentient beings
Babies are curious about nearly everything, and they're especially interested in what their adult companions are doing. Touch your tummy, they'll touch their own tummies. Wave your hands in the air, they'll ...
Robots provide insight into human perception
Research using a robot designed to express human emotions has revealed unexpected insights into how our perception is affected by anthropomorphism, or giving human characteristics to non-human animals or things.
Artificial bee eye gives insight into insects' visual world
Despite their tiny brains, bees have remarkable navigation capabilities based on their vision. Now scientists have recreated a light-weight imaging system mimicking a honeybee's field of view, which could ...
Brain powered robot
(PhysOrg.com) -- A squat, circular robot scurries along the floor of a laboratory, moving left, then right, then left again, before coming to a stop. A Northeastern University student researcher commands the ...