Robots take over inspection of ballast tanks on ships
A new robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships is being developed by a Dutch-German partnership including the University of Twente. The robot is able to move independently along rails built ...
Robot that moves like an inchworm could go places other robots can't
Theatre Arts research provides insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who build social robots
As an actress, producer, director and theatre arts lecturer at The University of Texas at Arlington, Julienne Greer knows the techniques that help draw people's deepest emotions to the surface. Now, she's ...
Unmanned team of K-Max helicopter and Indago quadrotor demonstrates firefighting capability
A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, ...
Robots put to work on e-waste
UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.
Dancing, talking robots show off at Madrid congress
Hundreds of robotics experts and their whirring, flashing robot creations gathered in Madrid on Wednesday for a top world congress on humanoid technology.
Tiny scallop-like robotic swimmers could deliver drugs to treat diseases
Cats and athletes teach robots to fall
A cat always lands on its feet. At least, that's how the adage goes. Karen Liu hopes that in the future, this will be true of robots as well.
From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots
From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater resilience ...
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.
Social robots helping children with diabetes
Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.
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 ...
Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots
When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing ...
DARPA-funded inflatable robotics helps spark idea for silver screen star
The giant, balloon-like inflatable robot named Baymax in Disney's Big Hero 6 has its roots in real-world research conducted by iRobot Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University and Otherlab under DARPA's Maximum ...