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 company is building a global-scale manufacturing process for goods that aren't intended to be mass produced - from customized iPhone cases, to spare parts, to specialized 3D maps.
3 | February 13, 2013 3:00am |
The U.S. government's plan to lay sensors across the Mexico-U.S. border have been stopped due to technical flaws.
26 | February 11, 2013 7:10am |
In the same way that teams of people have to spend time getting to know each other, researchers at MIT believe that robots and humans have exactly the same issues.
1 | February 11, 2013 6:14am |
How would you feel about living in a city where drones aren't able to function?
6 | February 7, 2013 7:00am |
Researchers claim that they have cracked the code when it comes to using 3D printing to create stem cells -- so what happens next?
10 | February 6, 2013 5:26am |
Members of the British Army, currently resident in Afghanistan, have been issued with tiny surveillance drones that fit in the palm of your hand.
4 | February 5, 2013 5:01am |
"The Morning Briefing' is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about where 3D printing fit in the modern world.
February 4, 2013 11:53pm |
We've put man on the moon. Perhaps setting up a 3D moonbase will be the next step.
February 1, 2013 12:04pm |
Instead of trying to track devices used on the battlefield, why not introduce a biodegradable kill-switch to keepÂ electronics out of enemy hands?
3 | January 29, 2013 11:47am |
There are devices that help those suffering with mobility issues, but few for children with tiny limbs. Where does 3D printing come in?
January 25, 2013 5:26am |
Wheelchairs made to sustain extra weight, MRIs with larger openings. Hospitals and doctors are investing in adjustments for obese patients, changes that benefit thinner patients too.
3 | January 21, 2013 9:03pm |
A Dutch architect hopes to be able to build a 3D printed house by the end of next year that can support "endless" additions.
1 | January 21, 2013 3:53am |
In the 1930s, new technology reassured a wary public that better days were ahead. There was broad excitement toward the World's Fair, now being memorialized in New York City.
2 | January 17, 2013 9:46pm |
Once again, Google Earth has enabled amateur spies to spot curious land development from above.
20 | January 11, 2013 4:15am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about global population growth.
16 | January 11, 2013 12:49am |
"Breakthrough" live footage of the elusive creature was made possible by innovative technologies that may soon revolutionize deep sea exploration.
2 | January 9, 2013 4:15am |
The man behind Guitar Hero and a robotic opera is in the midst of a new musical composition -- with help from the entire city of Toronto.
1 | January 7, 2013 1:27am |
Think Namco, think Pac-Man and Golden Age. But how about arcade themed restaurants to keep the kids and partner occupied?
January 4, 2013 9:40am |
From gaming applications to fitness accessories, the potential consumer applications for motion-capture technology are quite literally limitless.
4 | January 2, 2013 3:07am |
New York Times tech columnist David Pogue released his annual Pogie Awards, given to the top tech ideas of the past year.
1 | December 29, 2012 4:41pm |