Pirates, beware: Navy's smart robocopters will spy you in the crowd
Navy unmanned aircraft will be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels when an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded sensor starts airborne tests this summer, officials said April 5.
NRL tests robotic fueling of unmanned surface vessels
Engineers from the NRL Spacecraft Engineering Department (SED) successfully demonstrate the robotic fluids transfer from a stationary platform to an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in wave heights greater than ...
How to make ethical robots
Engineering research brings seven adult-sized humanoid robots together for first time in US
Seven adult-sized humanoid robots took the stage during Drexel University's celebration of National Engineers Week, in a first-of-its-kind assembly of robotic technology. A showcase event on Feb. 20 introduced all seven of ...
DARPA sets aside $7 million for 'Avatar' robot pals in battle
Send in the supplies: RoboCopters in Marines' future
Marines running low on ammo may one day use an app on their digital handhelds to summon a robotic helicopter to deliver supplies within minutes, enabled by technologies from a new Office of Naval Research (ONR) program.
ONR helps undersea robots get the big picture
Scientists have successfully transitioned fundamental research in autonomy to undersea gliders, demonstrating in recent sea tests how the new software, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), can ...
UT Austin Villa wins World RoboCup championships in 3-D simulation
UT Austin Villa, a team of programmers led by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists Peter Stone and Patrick MacAlpine, has won the 2011 RoboCupSoccer championships in the 3-D simulation division.
PossessedHand: Technology group develops device to move your fingers for you
Pa. robot institute attracts presidential visit
(AP) -- Need help defusing a bomb, mowing a lawn, or scraping old paint?
Robot engages novice computer scientists (w/ video)
Learning how to program a computer to display the words "Hello World" once may have excited students, but that hoary chestnut of a lesson doesn't cut it in a world of videogames, smartphones and Twitter. One ...
DARPA issues BAA for advanced robotic translator
NIST, Willow Garage launch first robot 'perception challenge'
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is teaming up with Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research and design firm, to launch an international perception challenge to ...
Underwater glider sets 2 Antarctic firsts
Researcher Walker Smith of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been conducting shipboard studies of biological productivity in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the last three ...