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.
The Open Source Robotics Foundation aims to drive adoption of, research for and education about open source software within the field.
May 9, 2012 6:37am |
A team of Harvard researchers have developed a 'paper' robot.
February 10, 2012 4:25am |
NASA's latest invention promises to augment astronaut's bodies on deep space missions and could help some disabled people regain the ability to walk.
3 | October 14, 2012 2:00pm |
Multiple lawsuits and federal inquiry have cast a shadow over one of the fastest-growing medical technologies in the U.S.
March 15, 2013 10:04am |
Willow Garage's Steve Cousins talked to me about how open source software is critical to the future of robotics. When asked about ethical issues associated with personal robotics, he admitted...
1 | November 21, 2011 8:53am |
The robot performs brain biopsies, shunt placements, and neurostimulation electrode placement. It's expected to hit the U.S. market in the coming year.
2 | June 12, 2012 3:00am |
They're being trained to fool each other, but the goal is to deceive us.
8 | September 14, 2010 1:29am |
A Kinect-technology controlled robot that reaches 13 feet has been built by Japanese enthusiasts.
May 12, 2012 9:54am |
TOKYO - Members of the HAL FIT gym are already using robot limbs which detect brain activity to regain their mobility, but could robot limbs also make Japan's nuclear industry safer?
1 | May 1, 2012 7:26am |
The future of space travel may not be manned. NASA's "Robonaut 2," a robotic astronaut, has today gone online at theÂ International Space Station. Robonaut 2 arrived at the space station in the...
2 | February 14, 2012 2:03pm |
Creating evolutionary robots might lead to more adaptive machines.
1 | January 20, 2011 2:46pm |
Two separate reports about the advancement of robots into hospital settings give pause about the changing roles of human versus machine power -- and kindles renewed concerns about automation...
3 | October 8, 2010 9:33pm |
Nearly three-quarters of robotics companies expect to grow in the next five years.
6 | June 16, 2010 12:01am |
Carrying cameras, scissors, and sensors, these tiny robots slither around our insides, helping surgeons perform operations on tumors and diseased organs.
May 30, 2012 12:30pm |
'Scalybot' - the next generation in flexible robotics.
4 | March 1, 2012 6:22am |
Many jobs thought to be immune from automation are increasingly being conducted by machines.
17 | December 6, 2012 9:14am |
Robots developed at UC Berkeley shed light on how models can learn to complete complex tasks with 'perception mechanisms'.
February 8, 2012 3:23am |
American soccer fans, rejoice. The U.S. finally dominates in soccer -- robot soccer, that is.
1 | July 12, 2011 4:46am |
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 |
Robots developed at Virginia Tech became world-class soccer champions this past summer. Now they are moving on to fire-fighting and other tasks proving too dangerous or dull for humans.
2 | September 26, 2011 3:39pm |