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.
One of the main reasons humans are different from robots is that we can recognize ourselves in a mirror. One robot begins to break down that barrier.
3 | August 31, 2012 3:00am |
Researchers are developing the easiest ways in which humans can communicate naturally with personal robots.
1 | April 2, 2012 8:58am |
David Luan came to the United States from China at age six, started college courses at eight and now, at 19, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant for his tech innovations.
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Robotics companies such as iRobot are using now touchscreens, giving robots more applications and leading the way for their integration into our lives.
March 5, 2012 6:16am |
A team of researchers have used biological ingredients to build flexible muscle cells for advanced robots.
September 3, 2012 2:06am |
The creator of the Roomba and other beloved robots left iRobot four years ago and has released two new ones -- both drones -- in her new job at CyPhy.
2 | December 5, 2012 3:00am |
This sea robot broke the record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous vehicle.
2 | December 5, 2012 12:43pm |
Around the world, researchers are working to make "social robots" a part of everyday human life. One such machine, Simon, can navigate busy environments and help clean up a workspace.
2 | May 18, 2010 4:00am |
An upgraded version of the superstar personal robot PR2, from Willow Garage, is being offered for half price, with the intention of exponentially expanding the robotics industry.
3 | August 11, 2011 5:56am |
Robotic telepresence is getting more accessible, thanks to dropping prices. But there are challenges to be addressed before roving video conferencing systems become mainstream.
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Cloud computing could give robots the ability to process more data, analyze situations and form groups while preserving battery life, according to Google project managers.
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Robots go where humans can't. Here's a look at how robots can save lives.
March 14, 2011 6:13pm |
Justin is a space robot that can fix satellites or destroy them if they don't work. He's the jack of all trades.
1 | June 21, 2010 8:02am |
Do designers have anything to fear from the wave of robots being used in interior design?
June 25, 2012 4:15am |
HONG KONG -- Turning a hobby into a robotics toy startup.
2 | February 29, 2012 1:34am |
Using robots, two architects and professors in Zurich push the limits of computer and digital fabrication in design and construction.
1 | September 21, 2011 7:25pm |
As labor costs rise, will robotics be the future of Chinese manufacture?
November 13, 2012 4:17am |
A man inside an fMRI machine in Israel can move a little robot in France. This could allow paralyzed patients to interact through a surrogate body.
1 | July 9, 2012 12:19am |
Rather than sending humans into disaster zones, Darpa wants to send humanoid robots. And they want you to design one.
April 10, 2012 3:12pm |
Patient care may be taking an interesting turn as doctors can now treat you through a mobile robot.
1 | May 7, 2013 5:27am |