Flying machines are YouTube sensation
(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest YouTube sensation isnt a puppy that dances to Lady Gaga or a kitten that opens beer bottles. By using unmanned aerial vehicles called quadrotors, two Ph.D. candidates at the ...
The ethical robot (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Philosopher Susan Anderson is teaching machines how to behave ethically.
Spacecraft dockings improve car assembly
(PhysOrg.com) -- The next car comes down the conveyor belt ready for the dashboard to be added. Speed and position are controlled as if it were a spacecraft docking automatically with the International Space ...
S.Korean scientists develop walking robot maid
South Korean scientists have developed a walking robot maid which can clean a home, dump clothes in a washing machine and even heat food in a microwave.
Engineers develop machine that visually inspects and sorts strawberry plants
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have developed a plant-sorting machine that uses computer vision and machine learning to inspect and grade harvested strawberry plants ...
Seattle team wins $900,000 in Space Elevator Games
(AP) -- A Seattle team has collected a $900,000 prize in a NASA-backed competition to develop the concept of an elevator to space - an idea spurred by science fiction novels.
Success in 'space elevator' competition (Update 3)
(AP) -- A robot powered by a ground-based laser beam climbed a long cable dangling from a helicopter on Wednesday to qualify for prize money in a $2 million competition to test the potential reality of the ...
UBC engineering students unveil moon dust-shoveling robot
(PhysOrg.com) -- A robot designed by UBC students will be shoveling moon dust at an international robotics competition next week, vying for a $500,000 prize and the opportunity to contribute to NASA's future space exploration ...
Predictive powers: a robot that reads your intention? (w/Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers in robotics, psychology and cognitive sciences have developed a robot that can predict the intentions of its human partner. This ability to anticipate (or question) actions ...
Robots are narrowing the gap with humans
Robots are gaining on us humans. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power -- which is roughly doubling every two years -- robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like flesh-and-blood people.
New robot 'steered by human thought': Honda
Japan's Honda said Tuesday it had developed a robot steered by human thought, thanks to a helmet-like device that measures a person's brain activity and sends signals to the machine.
Medical robotics expert explores the human-machine interface
(PhysOrg.com) -- Jacob Rosen, associate professor of computer engineering at the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, is developing a wearable robotic "exoskeleton" that ...
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