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WATCH: Robots Playing Catch

| Peter Murray | Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

The gangly Agile Justin, ready to toss a ball to its robotic twin Rollin' Justin. Where was Agile Justin last year when we needed him to throw out th...

How America Is Dumbing Down the Next Generation

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Jacqueline Leo

My house and my car are getting smarter. After replacing a furnace, a water heater, a dishwasher, a car, and a coffee maker, I would give my house a B- on an IQ test. The problem is, the smarter our houses become, the more incompetent we become -- with impunity.

Robot Snakes Could Save Your Life

Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

By Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer: The German shepherd had sniffed his way through a 60-foot tunnel to reach the person trapped insi...

Robobug Spies, First Responders: Coming Soon?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

Some call them robobugs, others insect cyborgs. No matter what, scientists have been pushing hard to outfit bugs with tiny electronic sensors--saying ...

PHOTOS: Cutting Edge Drones

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Science

President Barack Obama unveiled his defense strategy, which features an emphasis on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones. This coming fresh o...

The Robot with the Dragon Tattoo

Ken Goldberg | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Ken Goldberg

Why should Facebook be limited to those with human faces? It's possible we'll soon see "Interface-book," where our robots will also stay up late making friends and exchanging data.

FIRST Things First

Dean Kamen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dean Kamen

If kids looked at Nicola Tesla or Bill Gates the way they look at LeBron James and Tom Brady, then I guarantee that our students' enthusiasm for math and science would match their passion for Little League and Pop Warner.

Tiny Bacteria-Powered Robots In Space

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Be careful not to dose these bacteria with antibiotics. Scientists have experimented with energy-producing bacteria for about a century now, but appli...

WATCH: Robot Goes On Painting Spree

Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

Japanese artists So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi have created a robot that can wield a spray can like an automated Jackson Pollock. We're not saying i...

WATCH: Flying Robots Will Build Enormous Art Piece

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

The time is fast approaching when artists who have an actual hand in the creation of their work may be obsolete. Who's going to do the work? Not inter...

My Friend, Mars Curiosity

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.26.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The journey to the launch pad is over, but Curiosity's mission is just beginning. In August, she will arrive at Gale Crater, and I know I'll be watching as she descends through the Martian atmosphere.

Paralyzed Man Uses Mind-Powered Robot Arm To Touch

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

PITTSBURGH -- Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend's hand. Such ordinary acts – but a milestone for a paralyzed man. True, a robotic arm ...

WATCH: Robot Bakes Cookies From Scratch

Posted 10.04.2011 | Home

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a longtime robotics pioneer, just released a video of a new robot that can bake...

Super-Smart Robot Teaches Itself New Tricks

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology's Hasegawa Lab have developed a robot that is capable of thinking on its own and can learn how to so...

Making Robots Human: Are We Ready For Them?

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.28.2011 | Technology

In the August issue of National Geographic, writer Chris Carroll examines Actroid androids, a "child-robot" and other "humanoid robots" that closely ...

New Robot Has The Ability To 'Love'

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

Hooman Samani and team of researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a robot that is designed to "imitate the human ability to...

Mating With a Machine? Maybe It's Not a Cop Out

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Claudia Ricci

Given a choice between a man who brutalizes and murders, and a robot, I would opt for the robot in a heartbeat.

WATCH: Look Out Beckham -- Robots Learn To Play Soccer

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

These robots know how to get their kicks. Robots of all shapes and sizes took to the field for the 2011 Robocup -- an international competition that c...

Robotic Armpit: A Profound Protest?

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

You may have heard of the uncanny valley, but what about an "uncanny crevice?" London designer Kevin Grannan's design for a robotic armpit is just tha...

Robotics And Tzedakah: A Creative Approach

Steven Paley | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Steven Paley

The obvious question is: What does my engineering and technology background have in common with educating special needs children? Seemingly nothing, except that I care deeply about both.

Let's Treat Our Math and Science Stars Like Sports Stars

Joe Astroth | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education
Joe Astroth

Giving our math and science stars the same level of recognition we award our sports stars could be a key component of graduating the kind of talented adults companies around the world want to hire.

The Fourth 'R'

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Robotics is being increasingly considered as the Fourth essential "R" after the 3 Rs: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

Mars Needs Moms and the Uncanny Valley

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Naturally, such a spectacular flop has caused furious head scratching as studio executives try to figure out what happened so future films can avoid a similar fate.

Will Robotics Take the Art Out of Artificial Intelligence?

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Will robotics strip the potential for creating art from artificial intelligence? Although Plug and Pray has some genuinely creepy moments, it's a film that is definitely worth your attention.

Scientists Make Artificial Skin That Can Sense Touch

Yahoo! News | Richard Ingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch, in a major step towards next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs. ...