Editor's Pick While hospital robots sound like the stuff of the future, the technology is already in wide use today.
The White House is celebrating its third science fair today where you'll see new biofuels, robots, and more. All from the kids of America.
The personal robots market is set to pull in some major cash over the next few years -- but robotic assistants probably won't be a part of the equation.
Now Wave Glider robots come with hybrid engines, using wave or solar power.
Robotex, the private company creating robots that go where it might be too dangerous for humans, brought in $2.06 million in funding today.
The future of robotics may be less Terminator and more gardener. Charles Grinnell helped build the world's largest particle collider at CERN (The European Center for Nuclear Research). Now he's taken up gardening, or rather, his robots have.
RedZone Robotics just launched a new robot to inspect mid-sized sewage pipes for corrosion, deformation, and debris in order to prevent leaks that could pose health hazards.
Seventy-one-year-old genius Stephen Hawking will soon apply his brain to some of the world's most pressing threats. I feel safer already.
Attacknids, sold by Wow! Stuff, are the first in a line of fighting robots called Combat Creatures.
Fifteen years after launching its first Mindstorms robots, EGO is releasing a new generation of programmable smart toys.
Editor's Pick A robot descends slowly into a "skylight" on the moon, the gateway to a lunar cave network sheltered from the harsh thermal environment and micrometeorites showering the surface. Its objective? To scout and construct habitats suitable for human beings.
Editor's Pick It took Claire Lomas 17 days to complete the London marathon. The twist? Lomas is paralyzed from the chest down and walked the entire course wearing a robotic exoskeleton called the ReWalk. ReWalk users, who thought they would never walk again, can stand, sit, walk and climb stairs.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, makes really freaking cool horse-robots. Or spider-robots. I’m not sure what this thing resembles, but it’s a human-sized robot that can now do more than trot along and get back up if …
Is your robot stressed? Robot yoga for the humanoid robot Nao is just one of the applications you can download from the RobotAppStore, which just landed a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics.
Warner Brother's latest blockbuster “Gravity” was filmed by robots. Four giant industrial robots whisked props, lights and even actors around the set in a ballet of split-second precision, as well as doing the camerawork. They call it cinematic automation.
“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and he doesn’t mean the office dog. Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots.
Guest Post In the typical office, machines will increasingly do more work, automating functions that were once performed manually. But they will never replace humans. Here's why.
Running a magazine that writes about futuristic technology isn't enough for Chris Anderson: He's leaving to helm a company that actually makes futuristic tech.
Russian billionaire Dimitry Grishin wants to bring robots to the masses. Throw together cash, design, and startup culture, and the robolution starts now.
Suddenly, telepresence robots are the hottest gadgets that don't fit in your hand. Double Robotics blew the lid of the category just a month or so ago, I'll be checking out a Vancouver startup's new product next week, and a number of other pitches are hitting my inbox.