Robo-bats with metal muscles may be next generation of remote control flyers
Tiny flying machines can be used for everything from indoor surveillance to exploring collapsed buildings, but simply making smaller versions of planes and helicopters doesn't work very well. Instead, researchers ...
Robots with fins, tails demonstrate evolution
(AP) -- Robots wag their tail fins and bob along like bathtub toys in a pool at a Vassar College lab. Their actions are dictated by microprocessors housed in round plastic containers, the sort you'd store ...
Robot Navigates City by Asking for Directions
Robots are narrowing the gap with humans
Robots are gaining on us humans. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power -- which is roughly doubling every two years -- robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like flesh-and-blood people.
I, robot -- and gardener: MIT droids tend plants
(AP) -- These gardeners would have green thumbs - if they had thumbs.
Robot scientist becomes first machine to discover new scientific knowledge
Scientists have created a Robot Scientist which the researchers believe is the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge. The robot, called Adam, is a computer system that fully automates the ...
Humanoid robot helps scientists to understand intelligence
(PhysOrg.com) -- A humanoid robot newly acquired by Imperial College London will lead to a deeper understanding of human intelligence, says scientists today.
New robot 'steered by human thought': Honda
Japan's Honda said Tuesday it had developed a robot steered by human thought, thanks to a helmet-like device that measures a person's brain activity and sends signals to the machine.
Wag the Robot? Brown scientists build robot that responds to human gestures
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine a day when you turn to your own personal robot, give it a task and then sit down and relax, confident that your robot is doing exactly what you wanted it to do.
Robotic gardening: MIT course creates robot-tending tomatoes
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the middle of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) sits a platform of fake grass with tomato plants nestled in terra cotta pots, growing under the light of an ...
Researchers learn why robots get stuck in the sand -- and how to keep them going (Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Today's advanced mobile robots explore complex terrains across the globe and even on Mars, but have difficulty traversing sand and other granular media like dirt, rubble or slippery piles ...