SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)
A robot that runs like a cat (w/ Video)
Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL's 4-legged 'cheetah-cub robot' has the same advantages as its model: It is small, light and fast.
Swimming-pool ships make waves in modular robotics (w/ Video)
Squirrels and birds inspire researchers to create deceptive robots (w/ video)
Using deceptive behavioral patterns of squirrels and birds, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed robots that are able to deceive each other. The research is funded by the Office ...
Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models
DARPA sets aside $7 million for 'Avatar' robot pals in battle
South Koreans triumph in US robot challenge
South Korean boffins carried home the $2 million top prize Saturday after their robot triumphed in a disaster-response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.
Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones
Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume, often flying hundreds of meters to do so. Two strategies are involved to accomplish this: males must find the outer envelope ...
Navy unveils firefighting robot prototype at tech expo (w/ Video)
Scientists unveiled a firefighting robot prototype Feb. 4 at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, revealing details about its successful demonstrations last fall aboard the USS Shadwell, a decommissioned ...
Six-legged 'snake monster' is first of new breed of reconfigurable modular robots (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot is called Snake Monster, however, with six legs, it looks more like an insect than a snake. But it really doesn't matter what you call it, says its inventor, ...
NASA and Houston hospital work on spacesuit issue
The empty spacesuit that sat on the operating table in a lab at Houston Methodist Hospital's research institute made for an unusual patient.
US study: Split views on robots' employment role
In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, Americans could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction ...
Pentagon scientists show off life-size Atlas robot
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers.
Aging ISS a space lab of 'unlimited' opportunity
It may be 350 kilometers (215 miles) above Earth and a place that only a privileged few will ever visit, but the International Space Station is crucial to advances in science, health and technology, experts ...