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.
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 |
Say hello to a new Thinking Tech contributing editor: Tuan C. Nguyen.
January 13, 2011 12:42pm |
Adding a wearable robotic arm to a brain-machine interface for paralyzed patients helps the patients move objects with their thoughts, according to new research.
1 | January 13, 2011 4:00am |
At CES 2011, LG unveiled a completely new line of "smart," connected home appliances that it says will make chores easier and save energy, time and money.
2 | January 5, 2011 8:43am |
PARC research scientists Julia Liu and Ying Zhang are developing robots to help soldiers in urban combat and civilians on rescue missions. The sensor robots are equipped with infrared bump and...
2 | January 3, 2011 8:51am
SmartPlanet editor Andrew Nusca offers his picks for the top 10 SmartPlanet stories of 2010, from magnetic stroke therapy to human-brain interfaces to "frozen smoke" to how American cities will...
December 29, 2010 1:04pm |
This year on Pure Genius, we've dished about everything from astronaut food to environmental criminals and talked with such smart people as Chris Anderson and Pauline Frommer. Here are our...
December 28, 2010 4:00am |
University of Cambridge researchers are building emotionally intelligent computers. Is this the future of man and machine communication?
6 | December 27, 2010 7:15am |
At one new restaurant in China, robots handle all requests.
1 | December 26, 2010 2:18pm |
2010 was a banner year for advancements in the future of...sex. Here's our list of five inventions, from molecular condoms to a topical solution for premature ejaculation.
5 | December 23, 2010 7:56am |
A new molecule nicknamed "longdaysin" promises to disrupt the biological clock, paving the way for a pill for jet lag or severe sleep disorders.
3 | December 22, 2010 9:27am |
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 |
After more than a year in the works, NYU Langone Medical Center launched last month a new, robot-assisted pharmacy. One of about two dozen in the nation, the pharmacy provides a glimpse into the...
2 | December 7, 2010 4:00am |
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley show of their quadrotor helicopter and give SmartPlanet an exclusive look at what it takes to hack Microsoft's Kinect.
6 | December 7, 2010 12:21am |
Researchers at UC Berkeley and Stanford University have developed an unmanned aerial vehicle using Kinect, Microsoft's Xbox sensor technology. The UAV flies autonomously, maps its surroundings in...
1 | December 6, 2010 4:32pm
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 |
Speaking at TEDxPhilly, biomedical engineer Iyad Obeid sheds light on what researchers are doing to marry brain and machine to improve the performance of both.
12 | November 19, 2010 8:22am |