Robots unlikely to take big bites out of employment, expert says
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in ...
Dyson vacuum's vision system knows where it's yet to clean
Two-legged robot able to run without ZMP control (w/ Video)
MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video)
New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass
Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs ...
Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs
A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw ...
Robotic fabric could bring 'active clothing,' wearable robots
(Phys.org) —Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots.
Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.
Robot Boris learning to load a dishwasher (w/ Video)
Security robot can skim discreetly along a ship's hull to seek hollow compartments concealing contraband
Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side ...
Robotic swimmer with supple silicone web mimics octopus
Deep-sea diver hand offers freedom and feedback
RobotsLAB offers tiny BMW Z4 for NAO robot to drive around (w/ Video)
Cutting the cord on soft robots
When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord.