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.
Another step toward more lovable robots: a new type of sensor might enable us to poke a robot as if it had the squishy belly button of the Pillsbury Dough boy.
1 | July 19, 2011 2:48pm |
SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks at how robots may profoundly impact our future, including life-saving robots that roam our oceans and space-bound rovers that will help us rediscover the Moon.
1 | May 10, 2012 3:00am |
Merging the artificial and biological, U.S. researchers have created robots that move to the beat of rat heart cells.
November 16, 2012 5:29pm |
Did that hurt? How about now? How about...now?
5 | October 13, 2010 11:00am |
Scientists have developed a robotic jellyfish fueled by hydrogen.
3 | March 21, 2012 6:08am |
The 'Sand Flea': Eleven pounds, thirty feet jumps.
April 2, 2012 1:53am |
How close are we to accurately mimicking human sensory receptors?
March 30, 2012 2:21am |
A flying robot that tracks your movements could be the next step in drone development.
May 11, 2013 10:35am |
Engineers in England are hard at work devising a non-invasive, tumor-detecting robotic snake.
September 23, 2012 8:13pm |
Water strider bugs make water look as solid and bouncy as a trampoline. And now a new microrobot does the same.
August 2, 2012 3:08am |
An experiment on the interaction between humans and robots shows that humans hold robots accountable for errors.
9 | April 28, 2012 9:04pm |
Spanish researchers are using sophisticated, bio-inspired designs to help robots move more naturally. The secret: rhythmic impulses called "central pattern generators."
March 31, 2011 8:17am |
A 2-wheeled robot with a video and audio equipment could help eliminate trips to the hospital for post-surgical checkups. And it could also cut back on expensive hospital stays.
1 | December 16, 2011 2:27pm |
DARPAs latest running robot runs faster than any human alive, at least for a little while.
1 | September 6, 2012 7:13am |
The robotic assistant has two winglike arms that end in tiny claws to help surgeons navigate. And it works with a Linux-based operating system to help researchers collaborate.
4 | April 5, 2012 9:54pm |
A prison in South Korea tested the world's first robot prison guard.
1 | April 14, 2012 9:46am |
Boston Dynamics introduces a humanoid robot that can do push-ups, walk, and kneel. It's been designed to test clothing for soldiers.
November 1, 2011 7:28pm |
A new robot hand takes on the task of manipulating and disarming bombs.
3 | August 22, 2012 4:27am |
An algorithm for environmental sensing could help sensor robots navigate the ocean in a more efficient way.
May 4, 2011 8:00am |
This robot may be better than the movie.
May 10, 2012 10:22am |