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.
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 |
Scientists at the Colorado School of Mines built a cheap detection system for landmines. The same system could be used to monitor our fragile infrastructure.
5 | June 21, 2010 6:24am |
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London developed a computer-based model to detect our change blindness.
1 | June 18, 2010 4:51am |
Nearly three-quarters of robotics companies expect to grow in the next five years.
6 | June 16, 2010 12:01am |
Telepresence bots enable remote professionals to mill about the office, no matter how far away they may be.
2 | June 15, 2010 9:13pm |
Stem-cell tourism; BP's name change; robotic desk lamp; energy-generating glass; where Internet news comes from.
June 11, 2010 12:06pm |
With a little over 400 days to go, the spacecraft sets a record.
1 | June 11, 2010 12:54am |
Robots are helping perform surgeries in the operating room, catching the journalism bug and even working on late-night TV. Now, researchers are working to instill in robots the movement...
11 | June 8, 2010 3:30am |
A trip to the World Science Festival delves into questions of what the human mind is, and what music means to it.
June 4, 2010 4:00am |
A supercomputer simulation conducted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in conjunction with the Los Alamos National Laboratory indicates that the oil spill in the Gulf of...
1 | June 3, 2010 7:30pm |
We say goodbye to Thinking Tech editor Dana Blankenhorn and hello to a new one: Dan Nosowitz.
June 2, 2010 7:02am |
The U.S. has trouble defending its satellites.
3 | June 2, 2010 6:00am |
This robotic snake is modular, amphibious, and could be destined for medical use. That's right, this robosnake could end up inside you.
6 | June 2, 2010 5:00am |
iRobot's unmanned underwater vehicle the Seaglider is on the go to locate and evaluate the dispersed oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
May 27, 2010 9:52am |
Data center managers become building planners as they look for ways to fit more processing and storage into smaller spaces.
May 24, 2010 5:00am |
Forget the Tesla and the Chevy Volt -- the spider is electric too, and it can walk.
May 20, 2010 5:45pm |
Around the world, researchers are working to make "social robots" a part of everyday human life. One such machine, Simon, can navigate busy environments and help clean up a workspace.
2 | May 18, 2010 4:00am |
BP finally tastes success in slowing oil flow from the the Gulf Oil disaster, but don't start celebrating yet.
2 | May 17, 2010 4:00am |
BP sticks a tube in the oil leak, but the company is still under pressure to find a permanent solution.
9 | May 17, 2010 3:45am |
Smart Planet will be covering the launch from Nasa Ames.
May 14, 2010 12:01am |