Robotics is the area of technology research that involves the design, construction and application of intelligent mechanical agents. Robots are used to more efficiently perform repetitive and dangerous tasks in a range of environments, from factories to outer space.
Leila Takayama imagines a world where human-friendly robots interact successfully with people. But it's not always easy teaching a 500-pound machine not to block the office coffee maker.
May 20, 2013 3:00am |
A flying robot that tracks your movements could be the next step in drone development.
May 11, 2013 10:35am |
With the IkeaBot system, two orange robots can put together your Lack end table.
1 | May 7, 2013 10:00pm |
Patient care may be taking an interesting turn as doctors can now treat you through a mobile robot.
1 | May 7, 2013 5:27am |
Would a karaoke room at work keep you from leaving your employer? Some factory owners in China, pinched by a workforce shortage, are betting on perks like this to keep their employees happy.
1 | May 3, 2013 11:06am |
Fiber networks are not all about Internet speeds -- but could also be used to power our airborne vehicles.
3 | May 1, 2013 2:06am |
Linda Stone, who spent 16 years as an executive at Apple and Microsoft, talks about the effect technology has on our health and productivity.
15 | April 26, 2013 3:00am |
Artificial limbs, cancer detection, music for the hearing impaired, rockets, water filtration - these are all some of the ideas that were presented today at the White House Science Fair in...
April 22, 2013 8:57pm |
Infrared imaging sensors, which can locate hidden enemies day or night, were once too big to be carried. They are now handheld.
2 | April 17, 2013 8:27pm |
Researchers are already working on systems that replicate the human brain -- not just in capacity, but also in cognitive thought processes.
8 | April 12, 2013 1:48pm |
A material once used to create primitive transistors 60 years ago could pave the way for faster electronics in the future.
6 | April 11, 2013 5:56am |
There's not much of the stuff in the desert. Entrepreneurs Sanuj and Rishi Kholi offer a service to "dry clean" everything from cars to skyscrapers to urinals.
April 10, 2013 3:57am |
Bean plant leaves won't bite bed bugs back, but they do impale the pests though their feet. Artificial leaves could become effective traps.
2 | April 9, 2013 7:25pm |
A grant to bring an asteroid into orbit will be one of NASA's future goals.
14 | April 9, 2013 5:53am |
A new military sensor has been hooked up with a drone to detect those in the desert trying to enter the United States illegally.
4 | April 5, 2013 5:01am |
Can new solutions put an end to irritating robotic calls?
10 | April 3, 2013 5:25am |
It's not just aerial defense that can combat low-flying drones.
3 | April 2, 2013 9:00am |
Advertising industry veteran Farrah Bostic wants to help companies slim down their marketing strategies.
4 | April 2, 2013 3:00am |
The graphene version of "frozen smoke" can have applications across many industries, such as energy storage insulation, sound-absorption, spill control and water purification.
March 27, 2013 4:20am |
The winners of this year's two most influential architecture prizes have built careers predicated on rejecting modernism, but only one can truly claim that title.
5 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |