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.
From clothing, robots and prosthetic limbs....Stanford researchers are making flexible solar cells out of an organic transistor.
4 | February 24, 2011 9:53pm |
The future of robotics looks promising. We talk with iRobot CTO Tom Wagner about what robots can really do, what they can't, and why humans are the key to an effective 'bot.
1 | February 24, 2011 4:59am |
Online astroturfing--the use of fake online personas to support a product or cause--is nothing new. But two recent revelations cast the practice in a more sinister light.
2 | February 23, 2011 8:00pm |
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 |
Robotics engineers at University of California at Berkeley have developed a robot that can fold towels and socks. Finally!
February 18, 2011 9:32am |
Need a little extra help getting the laundry done? Robotics engineers at University of California at Berkeley have developed a robot that can fold towels and socks. SmartPlanet talks to Berkeley...
6 | February 18, 2011 9:00am
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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 |
Spurred by the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a private company books space for its rover on a flight to the moon scheduled for the end of 2013.
5 | February 8, 2011 8:17pm |
Right before the start of the annual Daytona Rolex 24 race, a blind driver amazed a packed crowd of racing fans by successfully steering a rigged Ford Escape around a racetrack while dodging boxes...
4 | February 8, 2011 10:38am |
IBM's experiment to pit its "Watson" supercomputer against Jeopardy champions isn't just novelty -- it's the culmination of years of research on artificial intelligence. Will it succeed?
7 | February 7, 2011 7:49am |
Test for skin cancer without biopsies? Laser light can detect if it's cancer or not.
February 1, 2011 8:59am |
Bat ears could inspire the next generation of sensors that will go into robots and autonomous vehicles.
January 27, 2011 2:48pm |
U.S. Navy researchers at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) invented a device that uses a stream of seawater as a radio antenna. Liquid radio!
1 | January 27, 2011 9:11am |
National researchers design a new solar device that absorbs infrared and ultraviolet light, and all the colors in between. At the end of this rainbow could be cheaper, more efficient solar power.
1 | January 27, 2011 4:00am |
Engineers have devised a computerized walk that requires no energy. The "crazy-looking" gait could help design more energy-efficient robots and prosthetic legs.
3 | January 25, 2011 4:20pm |
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 |
Creating evolutionary robots might lead to more adaptive machines.
1 | January 20, 2011 2:46pm |
Lasers can be used to understand the behavior of worms on the most fundamental level - on a single cell level.
3 | January 18, 2011 11:55am |
Can we improve the city taxi cab? One inventor offers his suggestions, from the robotic to the autonomous to the shock-absorbing.
5 | January 18, 2011 7:04am |