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
Pioneering Deep-Sea Robot Lost at Sea
(PhysOrg.com) -- A pioneering deep-sea exploration robot -- one of the first successful submersible vehicles that was both unmanned and untethered to surface ships -- was lost at sea Friday, March 5, on a ...
Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer
The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit.
Workspace of the future: everywhere
The workspace of the future is a lot more than a typical office cubicle.
Ladies and gentlemen, boot your robots
Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., was the place to be late last month for an unusual two-day competition: the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. But if you went expecting high-octane cars zooming around the ...
Japan robot can pick strawberry fields forever for farmer
A robot that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps was unveiled in Japan on Wednesday, with its developer saying it could cut workloads by two-thirds.
KAIST's HUBO ready for DARPA's robotics challenge trials
The Humanoid Robot Research Center (HUBO Lab, http://hubolab.kaist.ac.kr) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Rainbow Co., a spin-off venture company of the university, unveiled ...
Locust's visual system inspiring new technology
The way in which the locust's distinctive visual system could be transferred into technology for state of the art vehicle collision sensors, surveilance technology and video games has been detailed as part of robotics research ...
Developing a robot that can go where humans fear to tread
It sounds like a science fiction scenario: a nuclear reactor is racing toward meltdown, and someone needs to close a valve to stop cooling water from leaking out of the reactor. Unfortunately, radiation levels ...
Two Carnegie Mellon teams get nod to compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge
Roboticists at Carnegie Mellon University will field two teams in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, a competition in which robots will perform complex, physically challenging tasks ...
Research team teaching robots to respond in disaster emergencies
How do you teach a robot to get into vehicle and drive it? Three University of Delaware professors plan to figure it out by the end of next year.
India clears mission to Mars
India's government has cleared plans to put an orbital probe around Mars next year to study the red planet's climate and geology, a report said Saturday.
Dextrous robotic hand gets thumbs up
European researchers said Thursday they had developed the world's first real-sized, five-fingered robotic hand able to grasp and manipulate objects with human-like dexterity.