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 most dexterous humanoid robot yet, it has no lower body -- but it's taking questions on Twitter.
2 | August 4, 2010 12:01am |
Before flying cars start appearing above our rooftops, we're likely to see pilotless drones adopted for commercial purposes.
8 | August 3, 2010 10:09am |
The first of two spacewalks to try to replace it is planned for Thursday.
August 2, 2010 3:48pm |
Wiring the ocean: researchers build world's first permanent undersea broadband remote sensing network
Oceanographer John Delaney is building an underwater network of high-def cameras and sensors to turn the world's oceans into a global interactive lab.
July 28, 2010 3:15pm |
But they won't win until 2050, says their creator -- Virginia Tech associate professor Dennis Hong.
July 27, 2010 12:01am |
The most innovative organization in history turns to online communities to keep innovation going within its information technology operations.
July 21, 2010 5:01pm |
But when do humans get to go back to the moon?
July 21, 2010 12:01am |
Self-directed robots, tiny satellites and vehicles that store solar power are next for NASA.
1 | July 15, 2010 12:01am |
Darpa's new project, Persistent Close Air Support, aims to make aerial attacks more streamlined and efficient. But is cutting out the middleman the right thing to do in war?
6 | July 13, 2010 10:00pm |
Scientists and engineers used high-powered algorithms normally reserved for exploring asteroids and planets.
3 | July 13, 2010 12:30am |
The robotics engineers at Willow Garage have developed a new program that allows robots to open a fridge door, grab a beer, flip the lid, and serve.
1 | July 12, 2010 6:09pm |
The robotics engineers at Willow Garage have developed a new program that allows robots to open a fridge door, grab a beer, flip the lid, and serve. It's part of a larger vision: to build and...
4 | July 12, 2010 5:03pm
Robots are now capable of teaching rudimentary skills. And they are quick learners as well.
4 | July 11, 2010 3:23pm |
Stuffed animals endowed with robotics and sensors, offer technological stand-in for pet therapy.
July 5, 2010 8:11am |
The X Prize Foundation announced a $10 million prize for their oil spill challenge. From Kevin Costner's machine to oil eating bacteria, many ideas have been floating around.
5 | June 29, 2010 11:04am |
The space agency will call on all of us to help analyze data collected by NASA robots.
1 | June 29, 2010 12:27am |
What began at MIT with a Department of Defense grant for stealth research led to the world's most precise optical laser scalpel. A former surgeon and exec at what is now the MIT spin-out talks...
June 28, 2010 2:00am |
Northrop Grumman and British company Hybrid Air Vehicles will soon build blimp-like airships for lengthy reconnaissance missions.
15 | June 25, 2010 4:00am |
Robots gave a ballet-like performance in Shanghai. Also, RoboCup, the robot version of the World Cub, launched this week in Singapore. Watch the videos.
1 | June 22, 2010 6:47am |
Justin is a space robot that can fix satellites or destroy them if they don't work. He's the jack of all trades.
1 | June 21, 2010 8:02am |