Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human, robots could one ...
Flocking robots take to the sky (w/ video)
Brain scanner, not joystick, is in human-robot future
Snake-alike Titanoboa robot is beyond eek (w/ video)
Getting a grip on robotic grasp
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand—or rather, ...
Insect-like flying robots self-recover after crash (w/ Video)
Japan's IBIS keyhole surgery robot demonstrated (w/ Video)
Namiki Lab air hockey robot can play with strategy (w/ Video)
Space Robot Can Autonomously Reconfigure Itself
Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge
XRL robot uses tail for easy landing on springy feet (w/ Video)
Cat-brushing robot draws all signs of contentment (w/ video)
Meka's robot head makes eyes at next-wave users (w/ video)
The robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife (w/ video)
The device doesn't look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range ...