Scientists, lawyers mull effects of home robots
(AP) -- Eric Horvitz illustrates the potential dilemmas of living with robots by telling the story of how he once got stuck in an elevator at Stanford Hospital with a droid the size of a washing machine.
Scientists: Man controlled robotic hand with thoughts
(AP) -- A group of European scientists said Wednesday they have successfully connected a robotic hand to an amputee, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial limb and control it with his thoughts.
UCI robot to aid brain research
(PhysOrg.com) -- A robot powered by a computerized model of a rodent brain will help researchers from UC Irvine and UC San Diego understand how people recognize and adapt to change.
Robots primed for 'are you being served' role in Arabic
A laboratory in the UAE has built what it says is the world's first Arabic-speaking robot which could soon go into mass production to serve as staff in shopping malls.
By travelling to the outer solar system, the two Voyager spacecraft allowed us to see amazing details of far-distant planets and moons.
Oases for Life on the Mid-Caymen Rise
A team of oceanographers and astrobiologists is currently exploring one of the deepest points in the Caribbean Sea. Follow their blog as they search for life in this extreme seafloor environment.
Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly competition designed to advance microrobotics -- the ...
Robotic prostate surgery may mean big trade-off
(AP) -- A new study suggests less-invasive keyhole surgery for prostate cancer may mean a higher risk for lasting incontinence and impotence when compared with traditional surgery.
NASA Concludes Lunar Robotics Tests in Arizona
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA has concluded two weeks of technology development tests on two of the agency's prototype lunar rovers.
Inventor Demonstrates Humanoid Robot's Latest AI Abilities (w/ Video)
Researchers unveil whiskered robot rat
A team of scientists have developed an innovative robot rat which can seek out and identify objects using its whiskers. The SCRATCHbot robot will be demonstrated this week at an international workshop looking ...
Biology knows best -- human-like vision lets robots navigate naturally
(PhysOrg.com) -- A robotic vision system that mimics key visual functions of the human brain promises to let robots manoeuvre quickly and safely through cluttered environments, and to help guide the visually impaired.
Scientists develop method for verifying safety of computer-controlled devices
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a new method for systematically identifying bugs in aircraft collision avoidance systems, high-speed train controls and other complex, ...