10.69 seconds: Robot Ruby breaks Rubik's record (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot has been developed by students at Swinburne University of Technology.
Japanese Robot/Humanoid Innovations Update: Mankind's Best New Friend is Getting Better (Videos)
Wood on the seafloor: An oasis for deep-sea life
Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded. A team of Max Planck researchers from ...
Japan's Honda unveils futuristic unicyle (w/ Video)
It looks a bit like a plastic figure of eight, and its Japanese designers say it could revolutionise the way we get around, in total comfort and without breaking a sweat.
G-Speak will make the keyboard and mouse obsolete (w/ Video)
Robot to take starring roles in S.Korea plays
A South Korean-developed robot that played to acclaim in "Robot Princess and the Seven Dwarfs" is set for more leading theatre roles this year, a scientist said Wednesday.
Robot guards being tested in South Korea
Humanoids run world's first robot marathon race
Robovie-PC, a toy-sized humanoid, won the world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots by a whisker Saturday, beating its closest rival by a single second after more than two days of racing. ...
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.
Quantum Tunnelling Composite Materials to Aid Next Generation Tactile Robotic Skin Development
Peratech Limited has been commissioned by the MIT Media Lab to develop a new type of electronic 'skin' that enables robotic devices to detect not only that they have been touched but also where and how hard ...
Robonaut 2: NASA, GM Create Cutting Edge Robotic Technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Robonaut is evolving. NASA and General Motors are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace ...
Hawking's speech software goes open source for disabled
The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available online from January in a move that could help millions of motor neurone disease sufferers, scientists said Tuesday.
Zurich AI team plans March delivery for humanoid Roboy (w/ Video)
As robots become more common, Stanford experts consider the legal challenges
(PhysOrg.com) -- They already detect and defuse bombs, control traffic patterns and do some basic household chores. And scientists predict that pretty soon, robots will be using artificial intelligence to play a larger role ...