Tiny scallop-like robotic swimmers could deliver drugs to treat diseases
Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds
North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology ...
Q&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots
In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride—and they're just ...
Disaster expert identifies nine ways robots can protect Ebola workers
Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has identified nine ways robots can protect ...
Researchers develop hybrid fluid transmission enabling light and swift robotic arms
Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs – weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh promises to eliminate ...
Game technology can make emergency robots easier to control
A method borrowed from video gaming can make remote-controlled emergency response robots easier to use – enabling the operator to focus more on the dangerous situations they face.
Researchers discover way to coordinate different types of robots
(Phys.org) —Robots have great value in a wide variety of areas, and while robots acting alone can be helpful in collecting data, ones that "talk" to each other can yield endless potential. That's especially ...
Learning from robots
In a Bavarian village, Mathias Hubrich is building remotely controlled robots designed to perform tasks too dangerous for human beings. Robots are now also being used as teaching aids because their Siemens ...
Nestle Japan hiring 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines
Food giant Nestle said Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.
A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds
In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind.
When it comes to robots, Australians are more trusting than Japanese
Australians place more trust in robots than their Japanese counterparts do, new research conducted by UNSW Australia's Creative Robotics Lab (CRL) has found.
Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Grabit uses electroadhesion for good grip on objects
Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, ...