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.
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1 | June 19, 2013 5:07am |
MIT researchers have constructed a pavilion with the help of 6,500 silkworms.
June 12, 2013 6:23pm |
Today, telekinetic aviation. Tomorrow, mind-controlled wheelchairs and prosthetic arms.
3 | June 10, 2013 12:36pm |
Cisco and iRobot plan to make a video collaboration robot designed to give off-site workers the ability to visit a manufacturing plant, office or lab with the touch of a button.
June 10, 2013 11:09am |
Brewing and serving coffee with a precision typically reserved for manufacturing might just be the answer to a wired, mobile, impatient, caffeine-hungry world. Austin-based Briggo is betting on it.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
3D printing can do more than create weaponry or houses -- it can provide cheap prosthetics to those who need them most.
June 1, 2013 2:19pm |
A UN official has asked for robots with autonomous killing capabilities to be banned before they exist.
10 | May 30, 2013 8:04am |
New report from McKinsey Global Institute identify the top world-changing technologies that will add the most value to the global economy.
15 | May 24, 2013 9:12am |
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.
1 | 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 |