Droids dance, dogs nuzzle, humanoids speak at Madrid robot museum
A white robotic beagle sits wagging its tail and nuzzling anyone who pets it, while six pint-sized robots, flashing blue, pump their fists as they dance to the pop hit "Gangnam Style".
Robots let doctors 'beam' into remote US hospitals
Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into a growing number of U.S. hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.
Researchers study how to use mind-controlled robots in manufacturing, medicine (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Worried that machines will someday control the human race? If so, relax.
NEC introduces the PaPeRo petit robot
The human touch makes robots defter
Cornell engineers are helping humans and robots work together to find the best way to do a job, an approach called "coactive learning."
Robots to help elderly or paint nails at Tokyo expo (Update)
Pneumatic muscle suits and a walking stick that behaves like a guide dog competed for attention with an industrial robot that can paint fingernails at a huge expo in Tokyo Thursday.
NIST readies tests for DARPA robotics challenge (w/ Video)
'Twill be nearly the night before Christmas, but at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway many a robotic creature will be stirring, while visions of a $2 million prize and international prestige dance in the heads of the machines' ...
Robots acquire 'softness' and flexibility
Increasingly small robots that carry out their functions even inside the human body. No, this isn't a sci-fi dream but a close possibility. On one condition: the miniaturization of these devices requires ...
Two-legged robot walks outside at U-Michigan
(Phys.org) —With prosthetic feet and hips that can swing sideways for stability, the University of Michigan's newest two-legged robot has taken its first steps outside.
Commercial drones on the horizon
Internet retail giant Amazon.com hopes eventually to deliver packages by using flying robots, self-guided drones akin to those used by the military. The concept conjures images of holiday skies clouded with ...
Robot as social interface (w/ Video)
Human interaction with robots is about to get a little more personal. Meet "Furhat," the face of tomorrow's interactive technology.
A robot turtle will help underwater archaeologists to inspect shipwrecks
The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks.
Rubik's Cube solving robot at Scienceworks
The world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot, developed by students at Swinburne University of Technology, is now permanently on display at Scienceworks in Melbourne.
The humanitarian case against killer robots
Noel Sharkey, the chairman of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, argued his case against killer robots last Friday at Northeastern University, saying that autonomous machines should not be allowed to make ...
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