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.
There will be 10,000 commercial drones operating in the U.S. within five years. All these remotely piloted systems are going to need feet-on-the-ground fliers.
2 | March 26, 2013 10:23am |
How much do some of the U.S. military's programs truly cost?
March 20, 2013 5:49am |
Land or sea is no problem to the Salamandra Robotica II.
March 20, 2013 5:19am |
A new interface can impart human emotions onto lifelike computerized avatars.
4 | March 19, 2013 9:18pm |
In order to try and make military wireless networks more secure, Darpa has created the Wireless Network Defense program.
March 19, 2013 2:08am |
It's not only the U.S. which is using drones, and now President Obama wants to make sure he has a hand in worldwide regulation.
7 | March 18, 2013 5:19am |
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 |
Can anyone, or any company, cultivate creativity? There are five ways to do so -- and succeed in making innovative products. So says author and Parsons professor Bruce Nussbaum.
2 | March 13, 2013 12:00pm |
In an effort to control the rat population lurking within New York City's subway, the city is turning to an unusual method -- sterilization.
March 13, 2013 9:39am |
Robotic telepresence is getting more accessible, thanks to dropping prices. But there are challenges to be addressed before roving video conferencing systems become mainstream.
March 12, 2013 11:29am |
Are you a robot? Can't cope in a world of humans? Don't despair. Like Bogart's Rick in Casablanca, an online brain called Rapyuta can think for you.
March 12, 2013 5:47am |
What if a gun would work only when an authorized person touched it?
March 10, 2013 6:02pm |
A shortage of factory workers in China hits close to home for Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
11 | March 4, 2013 6:04am |
Grandma's next cane might rival the high tech gadgetry of your smartphone (and her robot will be way cooler).
1 | February 28, 2013 9:41pm |
Does China have the resources and talent to become the next hotspot for innovation, research and development?
6 | February 20, 2013 11:00am |
Researchers say that a new bionic hand that restores feeling to patients is set to trial this year.
February 19, 2013 8:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about innovation in China.
4 | February 19, 2013 1:25am |
An exhibition at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology spans 250 years of garment history to illustrate how designers play with new technologies to create adventurous styles.
February 15, 2013 10:21am |
Spanish researchers say they have developed a navigation system which could improve the accuracy of GPS by 90 percent.
3 | February 14, 2013 5:57am |
Researchers have gone beyond what mammals can usually see, and given rats the ability to see infrared light.
February 13, 2013 10:30am |