In Japan, robot dogs are for life - and death
Incense smoke wafts through the cold air of the centuries-old Buddhist temple as a priest chants a sutra, praying for the peaceful transition of the souls of the departed.
Japan's Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear
Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed.
Engineering a robot that assists in direct nursing care
Scientists from RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko Company Limited have developed a new experimental nursing care robot, ROBEAR, which is capable of performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed into a wheelchair ...
Can an LED-filled "robot garden" make coding more accessible?
Here's one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim, and blossom like flowers.
Boston Dynamics unveils latest robot quadruped 'Spot' (w/ Video)
Researchers create Soybots, mobile micro-garden, to be on the go
Purdue University professors designed a robotic platform allowing indoor plants to search for light to sustain nourishment.
Flyability set to empower drones for good deeds
Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace
Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.
Researchers develop prototype of a robotic system with emotion and memory (w/ Video)
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed a prototype of a social robot which supports independent living for the elderly, working in partnership with their relatives or carers.
Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion
Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicles.
New algorithms allow autonomous systems to deal with uncertainty
People typically consider doing the laundry to be a boring chore. But laundry is far from boring for artificial intelligence (AI) researchers like Siddharth Srivastava, a scientist at the United Technologies ...
Navy unveils firefighting robot prototype at tech expo (w/ Video)
Scientists unveiled a firefighting robot prototype Feb. 4 at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, revealing details about its successful demonstrations last fall aboard the USS Shadwell, a decommissioned ...
Softbank to add learning technology to empathetic robot
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Tuesday it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear.
HAPTIX starts work to provide prosthetic hands with sense of touch
Despite recent advances in technology for upper-limb prostheses, artificial arms and hands are still unable to provide users with sensory feedback, such as the "feel" of things being touched or awareness ...