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 car still needs a person behind the wheel, but only to take control if something goes wrong.
15 | October 11, 2010 12:46am |
Two separate reports about the advancement of robots into hospital settings give pause about the changing roles of human versus machine power -- and kindles renewed concerns about automation...
3 | October 8, 2010 9:33pm |
Medical researchers, not defense contractors, are delivering the first wave of wearable robotics.
7 | October 7, 2010 2:00pm |
Humvee-like driverless trucks keep desert wanderers from traipsing into radioactive territory.
4 | October 5, 2010 1:00pm |
Spanish researchers have designed an "intelligent" application for maritime surveillance that uses sensors and a pinch of artificial intelligence to analyze traffic data.
1 | October 4, 2010 11:21am |
An offshore drilling industry is emerging in Cuba. American companies want in, even if it's just to clean up a potential mess.
3 | October 1, 2010 4:00am |
Hospital stays are rarely relaxing - but at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, robots run errands, communication devices keep noise to a minimum and patient beds help translate doctors' orders....
2 | September 30, 2010 12:58pm
Researchers announce a breakthrough in materials science. Now, there's a commercially viable way to produce artificial spider silk proteins.
2 | September 30, 2010 11:51am |
Raytheon recently demonstrated its next-generation exoskeleton robot suit for military personnel. Using a high-pressure hydraulics system and a mix of sensors and actuators, the new suit aids a...
14 | September 29, 2010 3:39pm
After nearly ten years of development, Raytheon's powerful, wearable robotic exoskeleton is nearly ready to grant superpowers to soldiers and factory workers alike.
3 | September 29, 2010 12:20pm |
We say goodbye to Thinking Tech editor Dan Nosowitz and hello to a new one: John Herrman.
September 27, 2010 7:06pm |
Paris metro heat; sustainable building; robotic arms; french fry science; green datacenters.
September 24, 2010 1:42pm |
The Silicon Valley research lab showed off some of its newest inventions to celebrate its 40th birthday.
September 23, 2010 10:25pm |
Scientists developed a way of printing electronics on complex surfaces. They were inspired by geckos.
September 22, 2010 7:10am |
Check out the moon Saturday night at an International Observe the Moon Night event near you.
9 | September 17, 2010 12:18am |
Scientists developed NeuFlow, a supercomputer with the ability to process what it sees. The wallet-sized chip computer could help cars drive on their own, 360-degree vision for soldiers, and...
1 | September 16, 2010 10:45am |
At El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, industrious robots rove the corridors and ride the elevators carting packages, hauling supplies and even taking out the trash.
4 | September 16, 2010 8:33am
The oil did sink. It's on the seafloor.
3 | September 15, 2010 10:09am |
They're being trained to fool each other, but the goal is to deceive us.
8 | September 14, 2010 1:29am |
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have created a pressure sensitive artificial skin built from nanowires used in semiconductors. This e-skin would first be used in robotics and...
1 | September 13, 2010 6:04am |