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.
A promising new technique involving cadaver nerves is helping to rehabilitate limbs and save them from amputation.
1 | December 26, 2012 10:04pm |
In a fascinating video, NASA corrects the confusion over Mayan calendar cycles and tells us what the date 12/21/2012 really means.
8 | December 21, 2012 4:05am |
Automotive supplier Continental has received Nevada's 'Autonomous Vehicle Testing License,' which allows the firm to test driverless vehicles on state roads.
1 | December 21, 2012 2:37am |
Files that could be used to create parts for the assault rifle used in the Newtown, Conn., shootings have been available since February on MakerBot's Thingiverse site.
7 | December 19, 2012 6:21pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about weapon control.
3 | December 19, 2012 12:10am |
With mind-controlled limbs, people who have lost the use of limbs now have more hope of independence.
December 17, 2012 10:09am |
The makers of conventional toys are exploring ways to integrate their hands-on products with increasingly popular connected digital devices. Is it change that children can believe in?
December 13, 2012 2:09am |
An interesting new patent might make you think twice about breaking the law.
4 | December 10, 2012 3:57am |
Many jobs thought to be immune from automation are increasingly being conducted by machines.
17 | December 6, 2012 9:14am |
This sea robot broke the record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous vehicle.
2 | December 5, 2012 12:43pm |
The creator of the Roomba and other beloved robots left iRobot four years ago and has released two new ones -- both drones -- in her new job at CyPhy.
2 | December 5, 2012 3:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the concept of the "Internet of Things."
1 | December 5, 2012 12:20am |
While iPhone and Android seem to have a lock on the mobile phone market, a Finnish upstart could threaten their dominance in China.
5 | December 4, 2012 3:00am |
Keeping staff happy and motivated within the enterprise can be tricky -- but could technology provide the right recipe for success?
3 | December 3, 2012 3:50am |
Technology may finally be able to match dolphins' innate sonar system.
December 2, 2012 5:13pm |
Next week, at Design Miami, Audi will unveil an eye-catching, comfortable, and super-light chair based on materials research for a race car.
4 | November 29, 2012 7:05pm |
In Brussels, there is a new protest weapon of choice -- milk.
November 28, 2012 5:38am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about Asian investment.
November 21, 2012 11:56pm |
The world's largest image database will be used to help computers learn to recognize images much the way the human brain does.
November 21, 2012 5:27am |
The Human Rights Watch has issued a plea for governments to preemptively ban autonomous drones capable of killing.
29 | November 20, 2012 4:38am |