Student-designed robots take on March Madness
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sixty-six national and international high school teams will take their robots to the courts this weekend to compete in the 21st season of the Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and ...
'Heavy Rain' game creator debuts high-tech 'Kara'
(AP) -- The future of performance-capture technology is right around the corner, and its name just might be "Kara."
NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting
(PhysOrg.com) -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled ...
Weird and wonderful gadgets wow world's top IT fair
Water-powered clocks, eye-controlled arcade games and pole-dancing robots: this year's CeBIT tech fair, the world's biggest, showcased gadgets ranging from the useful to the downright nerdy.
Pole-dancing robots wow world's biggest high-tech fair
Of all the weird and wacky futuristic gadgets and inventions at this year's CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech fair, few have turned heads like a pair of pole-dancing 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 ...
Computer scientist developing intersections of the future with fully autonomous vehicles
Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another as they are managed by a virtual traffic controller, ...
NASA 'Smart SPHERES' tested successfully on international space station
(PhysOrg.com) -- In November, a free-flying robot on the International Space Station successfully gathered and delivered motion data to its astronaut handler for the first time via a new smartphone controller. ...
Tokyo tech fair opens with robotic clapping of hands
From robotic hand-clapping arms to a device that could show tsunami alerts in the sky, Japanese technology researchers showcased their latest inventions in Tokyo Thursday.
Robot car to cut jams & prangs
Robotic car technology being developed at Oxford University that interprets its surroundings and makes decisions about where to go could eliminate the agony and cost of traffic jams.
Versatile robot rascals weigh in for battle
iMobot modular robot technology licensed
The University of California, Davis has signed an exclusive license agreement with Barobo, Inc. of West Sacramento, Calif., to commercialize the modular robot technology called "iMobot" an Intelligent ...
NASA's smartphone-powered satellite
In 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor David Miller showed the movie, "Star Wars" to his students on their first day of class. Following the scene where Luke Skywalker spars with a ...
Roving robot to the rescue
(PhysOrg.com) -- Northeastern University student-researchers have created a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue victims of natural disasters or participate in military missions that ...