Robots are marching into homes
The mechanical march of robots into consumers' lives is slowly picking up pace. In recent weeks, a handful of companies have trotted out robotic devices to do everything from chasing the family cat to dream painting. One ...
NASA and IHMC develop robotic exoskeleton for space and possible use on Earth
A new robotic space technology spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project someday may help astronauts stay healthier in space and aid paraplegics in walking here on Earth. Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space, ...
Easy guider: Intuitive visual control provides faster remote operation of robots
(Phys.org)—Using a novel method of integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing a technique to ...
Lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand can disable IEDs (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories has developed a cost-effective robotic hand that can be used in disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
The power to heal at the tips of your fingers
(Phys.org) -- The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves.
Movement-limited toddler gets 3-D-printed magic arms (w/ Video)
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.
NASA 3-D app gives public ability to experience robotic space travel
(Phys.org) -- A NASA-created application that brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life in 3-D now is available for free on the iPhone and iPad.
Musical robot companion enhances listener experience (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Wedding DJs everywhere should be worried about job security now that a new robot is on the scene.
Robot monitors toxic red tides
A robotic device suspended under the ocean surface from a buoy off the New Hampshire coast is monitoring seawater for evidence of the red tide, clusters of microscopic plants that release toxins into fish ...
IAI’s military robot acts like barber in charity role
DNA nanorobot triggers targeted therapeutic responses
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a robotic device made from DNA that could potentially seek out specific cell targets within a complex ...
In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
Surfboard-sized drones crossing pacific to monitor sea surface
Hundreds of miles off the California coast, four drones about the size of surfboards and are tossing across the Pacific toward Hawaii, controlled by pilots on shore.