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.
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 ...
New research will help robots know their limits
A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics.
From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots
From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater resilience ...
Intelligent robots as models for studying human communication
Takayuki Nagai and Tetsuro Nishino share a dream of creating robots with human-like intelligence and, importantly, with "hearts and minds".
The next generation of carers and security guards
Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting security guards or care home assistants, in a multi-million Euro project.
Team of aspiring engineers shines at robotic vehicle competition
Current and future Arizona State University engineering students teamed up for a winning performance earlier this summer in an international robotics contest.
Making robots more trustworthy
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire are part of a new £1.2 million project that aims to ensure that future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.
Flying robots get off the ground
Attaching a platform to a high-rise building to evacuate people in an emergency, or creating a landing stage for an aircraft on uneven terrain - these are just two areas in which flying robots could have ...
Testing smart homes technology
A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in ...
Contracts awarded in new generation ocean robot project
The next generation of ocean-going robotic vehicles will be developed by two cutting-edge technology companies from the South Coast of England, working with the UK's National Oceanography Centre.
Hospital visits take on new meaning with therapeutic robots
Having hospital visits from a robot may sound like a strange form of therapy, but according to robotics experts, they can be extremely helpful therapeutic devices.