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.
It seems the sci-fi industry has done it again. Predictions made in novels like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer back in the 1980s of neural implants linking our brains to machines have become a...
7 | June 17, 2011 10:32am |
Google's self-driving car is cool, but will it lead to more sprawl? Or is it a worry for another day?
51 | June 9, 2011 9:13am |
Welcome to the new, improved and redesigned SmartPlanet. Here's why we changed things, and why we're so gosh darn excited about it.
17 | April 26, 2011 3:18pm |
University of Southern California researchers developed a carbon nanotube synapse circuit. Enter the synthetic brain.
6 | April 25, 2011 6:50pm |
With a free computer game, DARPA hopes to employ legions of gamers to help train the submarine-hunting drones of the future.
1 | April 7, 2011 6:00pm |
U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra announced the winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge. America, meet the next generation of programmers.
March 30, 2011 10:58am |
A group of innovative kids have developed an intriguing safety device that has gotten them props from President Barack Obama.
8 | March 21, 2011 12:54am |
Apartments sitting above parking garages are on flimsy ground and should be upgraded, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.
3 | March 15, 2011 2:17pm |
Is a lithium-water battery a glimmer of hope for the clean tech applications?
4 | March 3, 2011 4:07pm |
It works like a regular printer, but this three dimensional printer can print biological materials such as human tissue.
2 | February 21, 2011 10:43pm |
New to SmartPlanet? We're delighted you've dropped by. Here's what we're all about.
2 | February 15, 2011 10:07am |
How do you efficiently move police officers around a 140-acre stadium? With clean, green electric stand-up vehicles that go 20 miles per hour.
February 11, 2011 7:04am |
Using research originally developed for the military, engineering experts are creating technology that could give wheelchairs the ability to glide on even the trickiest surfaces.
January 25, 2011 4:00am |
Say hello to a new Thinking Tech contributing editor: Tuan C. Nguyen.
January 13, 2011 12:42pm |
University of Cambridge researchers are building emotionally intelligent computers. Is this the future of man and machine communication?
6 | December 27, 2010 7:15am |
The Sub-Ice Rover will provide a literal new perspective on climate change, from beneath a half-mile of Antarctic ice.
3 | December 16, 2010 5:00pm |
Supercomputers are being used to fight malaria, simulate oil spills, understand climate change and test renewable energy technology. AMD CSR chief Tim Mohin discusses how it fits in with his...
December 7, 2010 6:49am |
By maintaining applied manufacturing equipment and systems more proactively, ATS aims to improve corporate sustainability credentials for big manufacturers.
1 | December 7, 2010 4:04am |
MIT researchers use a solar photovoltaic panel to power pumps that move seawater through a permeable membrane that removes salt to produce clean drinking water.
9 | December 2, 2010 7:22pm |
SmartPlanet's crack team of videographers visited hospitals and universities in California in search of new technologies to help stroke patients. Here's what they found.
3 | November 29, 2010 6:04am |