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Advances in Robotics

XPRIZE | Posted 02.16.2013 | Technology

By Nathan Wong Part four of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. In the past th...

New Robotic Limb Called 'Remarkable Achievement'

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | Science

By Chris Wickham LONDON (Reuters) - A paralyzed woman has been able to feed herself chocolate and move everyday items using a robotic a...

WATCH: Lonely Astronauts To Get New Friend

Posted 12.12.2012 | Science

When Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata arrives in space in 2013 to take command of the International Space Station, he'll have a little robotic helper...

Where's My Robot?

Techonomy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology

Who's your biggest competition for that new job? Turns out, it could be a robot named Baxter.

WATCH: Extreme DARPA Robot Battles Obstacle Course

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science

Here's a scenario: you're trapped under rubble in the middle of a storm, and a large Transformer-esque robot comes shakily charging toward you to help...

Elderly Say Bring On The Robots -- Just Not As Friends

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.26.2012 | Technology

Older adults are keen on having robot personal assistants help them with laundry and housekeeping, but they draw the line at having a robot help them ...

Jason Gilbert

How To Throw A Party Staffed Entirely By Robots | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

If you're planning a big party in the near future -- a wedding reception, perhaps, or a Bar Mitzvah, or an inauguration gala -- you're probably spendi...

LOOK: Fun, Weird Tech At Maker Faire 2012

Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

Imagine a world populated with cupcake cars, a giant, remote-controlled game of thumb war and 70 different kinds of 3D printer. Having trouble? You sh...

WATCH: The Most Amazing Lego Contraption Ever?

| Posted 09.30.2012 | Science

By Michael Moyer Two years ago we featured an incredible video of the Antikythera Mechanism—an ancient Greek computing device found in a shipwreck ...

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall, Who's the Most Futuristic of Them All?

V. Vale | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
V. Vale


WATCH: Remote-Control Cockroaches Walk The Line

Posted 09.07.2012 | Science

They aren't your typical first responders. But if researchers at North Carolina State University have their way, cockroaches equipped with tiny electr...

'Cyborg' Tissue Could Make Robotic Cells A Reality

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology

In what could be a big leap for medical science, our reliance on robots could soon hit a lot closer to home. Scientists at Harvard have created a c...

BLOOD, SWEAT AND GEARS: Robotic World Cup Lets Metal Men Test Their Mettle

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weird News

This competition isn't between humans, though, it's between robots. Twenty six teams of robotics experts have converged on Bristol, England, to tes...

Stunning Progress in Technology: The Death of Unskilled Labor

XPRIZE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

The question no one seems to have the answer to, however, is what is to become of unskilled labor, and those hundreds of millions whose jobs are never coming back.

Teaching Life Lessons to Your Life-like Robot

John Long | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
John Long

So here is your reading list to get you up to speed so that you can be a better -- dare we say -- parent to the new intelligent machine that you will soon welcome into your life.

Sharks Can't Hide From Floating Robot

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A floating robot has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific as part of efforts to u...

Aging Creatively: Japan's Futuristic Approach

Ron Cappello | Posted 10.15.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

How is the experience of aging reshaping consumer demand and behavior domestically and globally? We examine how a nation's fascination with robots might help ease the burdens of a fast-growing elderly population.

WATCH: Creepy Crawly Robot Is Coming For You

Posted 10.13.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/12/2012 07:54 AM EDT on LiveScience Dubbed the "Meshworm," a new bio-inspired robot stretche...

WATCH: Robotic Plane Is Truly Fly

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science

This robot is fly. MIT's Robust Robotics program is showing off its nifty new robotic plane that navigates itself. Using only on-board sensors, th...

DARPA's New Challenge: Increase Robotic Power Efficiency By 2,000 Percent

XPRIZE | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

Just as DARPA and other humanoid robot developers have drawn on biology for design inspiration, the agency hopes that robotic actuation can approach the efficiency of human and animal actuation where muscles, tendons, and bones cooperate in highly efficient ways.

Sophisticated Robotic Hand Doubles as a Human Exoskeleton

XPRIZE | Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology

The German robotics company Festo recently unveiled the ExoHand, a sophisticated robotic hand that is capable of the fine motor skills that allows the human hand to have a delicate touch or perform complex manipulations.

Foxconn Turning To Robots

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

Robots are coming to China. China is expected to surpass Japan as the world’s largest robotics market in two years, raising concerns that the mac...

Lucas Kavner

Should Robots Really Be Just Like Us? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

Along a winding dirt road, just west of the Lincoln Gap in Bristol, Vt., sit two big yellow houses on a sprawling property featuring ten solar panels,...

WATCH: Leggy Robot (Almost) Moves Like Jagger

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By Larry Greenemeier In popular fiction, humanoid robots have no rhythm—look no further than the “robot dance” for evidence of this. Yet rhyt...

Losing the Olympics

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

If we spent time really imagining what we wanted our children to do as adults, it would be much easier to figure out the kind of education they needed to get there. Instead, we imagine them as "proficient."