'Friendly' robots could allow for more realistic human-android relationships
Two 'friendly' robots, including a 3D-printed humanistic android, are helping scientists to understand how more realistic long-term relationships might be developed between humans and androids.
Data-gathering Tumbleweed robot seeks to understand desertification
Dead or alive, the Yutu rover says much about how we relate to robots
This weekend, the moon's fortnightly rotation cycle turns China's lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be s ...
Researchers develop a robot that can learn to navigate through its environment guided by external stimuli (w/ Video)
Researchers of Freie Universität Berlin, of the Bernstein Fokus Neuronal Basis of Learning, and of the Bernstein Center Berlin and have developed a robot that perceives environmental stimuli and learns to react to them. ...
Painting robot lends surgeons a hand
(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.
Tackling the challenges of putting robots on the shop floor and in our homes (w/ Video)
Two researchers in the pioneering Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have received awards through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Robotics Initiative to investigate and ...
Studying sea snakes for underwater robot design
The fascinating body structures of sea snakes which adapt them for life in water are being studied by University of Adelaide researchers as inspiration for a marine robot - the first of its kind.
Spiderman robot spins draglines to cross open space (w/ video)
Falcon-inspired drone has legs, will perch and land
Filleting robot to help the Norwegian fishing industry
A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give this Norwegian industry a much-needed boost.
Designing robots for Earth and space
In a remote corner of the Cleveland Police Museum, a famous robot languished gathering dust. In its glory days, this robot was part of the fight in the 1970s against Mafia domination in Cleveland.
Robots as platforms?
An odd concept for anyone raised on the idea of robots as clunky metal machines or toys designed to make life easier or more fun, but a new EU-funded research project introduces the idea of robots as platforms ...
Your robot helper is on the way now it can learn from its friends
January is a time when many of us seek to better ourselves. We want to learn a new skill or improve an existing one. A network designed especially for robots, RoboEarth, is being tested in the Netherlands to ...
Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum before (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The alien world of aquatic micro-organisms just got new residents: synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots.