banner
You are not using a standards compliant browser. Because of this you may notice minor glitches in the rendering of this page. Please upgrade to a compliant browser for optimal viewing:
Firefox
Internet Explorer 7
Safari (Mac and PC)
News Archive Search
Humanoid robot takes a run through the woods – video
Atlas, a humanoid robot, can run on natural terrains such as soil and rocks. Here it is seen navigating through woodland and jogging along a nature trail. This promotional film from Atlas’s maker Boston Dynamics, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is narrated by company founder Marc Railbert and formed part of the FAB 11 conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
Rating: | Views: 4526 | Comments: 0
Fly catcher robot to speed up insights into Alzheimer's
Stanford University researchers are using the most sophisticated fly catcher in the world with the potential to speed up the rate of scientific insight into diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Utilizing robotics, computer vision, and high speed cameras along with a powerful suit of sensors, this robot can handle and study fruit flies with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
Robotics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
Rating: | Views: 4716 | Comments: 0
Robot can leap from water's surface
Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water
Robotics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
Rating: | Views: 4452 | Comments: 0
Amazon wants to create a drone superhighway
As it develops plans to deliver packages by drone, Amazon wants to divide up the airspace
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
Rating: | Views: 4482 | Comments: 0
Personal Robots: Artificial Friends with Limited Benefits
Several companies are developing appealing robot companions, but they aren’t yet capable of helping out around the house.
Robotics
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 4738 | Comments: 0
Disabled biker battles in first-ever drone racing championship
The competition, hosted in an 11,000-seat stadium in Calif., features pilots from all over the world and boasts $25,000 in prize money
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 4368 | Comments: 0
The Exoskeletons Are Coming
Some workers could soon strap on a power-assist suit before maneuvering heavy objects.
Robotics
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 4457 | Comments: 0
Japan accepts America's giant robot battle challenge
"We can't let another country win this -- giant robots are Japanese culture"
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
Rating: | Views: 4676 | Comments: 0
The ethics of AI: how to stop your robot cooking your cat
By tracking how people live their values, businesses can and must instil ethical frameworks into the technologies of the future
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 4798 | Comments: 0
California Reveals Details of Self-Driving Car Accidents
California reveals details of self-driving car accidents after pressure to change policy
Robotics
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 4517 | Comments: 0
UK woman can ride bike for first time with 'world's most lifelike bionic hand'
Nicky Ashwell, 29, from London, can now carry out tasks with both hands for first time with hand developed by prosthetic experts Steeper
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
Rating: | Views: 3921 | Comments: 0
Soft robot tentacle can lasso an ant without harming it
It's not just insect rodeos they're useful for. Miniature tentacles that can grasp tiny, delicate objects could be a boon to scaled-down surgery
Robotics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
Rating: | Views: 379 | Comments: 0
Smart drone promises to change aerial photography
A new drone from a pioneering American company hopes to raise the bar on aerial photography while making it easier. 3D Robotics’ Solo drone carries two computers and a GoPro camera, resulting in cinematic views that used to be the domain of helicopters and Hollywood movie crews. 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how this could change views on unmanned aircraft.
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 326 | Comments: 0
Disaster bots to the rescue
The Pentagon's science research group convened 24 teams from around the world to compete for $3.5 million awarded to the robots best able to help humans during disasters
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 360 | Comments: 0
Why Robots and Humans Struggled with DARPA’s Challenge
The falls and fumbles of robots in the DARPA Challenge point to the remaining hurdles for human-robot interfaces.
Robotics
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 370 | Comments: 0
DARPA's Robot Challenge May Equip Robots to One Day Walk Among Us
The DARPA challenge, designed to make robots disaster-ready, could have far-reaching technological benefits.Few people ever need to deal with a stricken nuclear reactor, but that skill could turn out to be important for the evolution of smarter robots.
Robotics
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 510 | Comments: 0
Serpent robot evolves into Snake Monster
Researchers have taken their serpentine machines, developed over decades at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, and connected them to a central hub to create one of the most robust robots ever developed. Its creators have named it the Snake Monster. 
Robotics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 607 | Comments: 0
Free-running cheetah robot clears hurdles in a single bound
A four-legged robot with laser vision can easily detect and leap over objects in its path
Robotics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 624 | Comments: 0
Robots adapt to damage in seconds
Researchers develop a system that adapts to damage in less than a minute, paving the way for robots in the home.
Robotics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 438 | Comments: 0
Watch: This Robot Cockroach Is Surprisingly Mesmerizing
It runs extremely fast
Robotics
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
Rating: | Views: 316 | Comments: 0
Movements of fish, bats inspire next-gen robots
Scientists are studying how animals maneuver through the environment to build better flying drones and swimming subs
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
Rating: | Views: 446 | Comments: 0
Morphing wings allow drones to keep flying through midair collisions
Amanda Stowers is beating up on her drone as her professor watches on with glee. It may seem cruel but it's all in the name of science. No matter how hard or how many times Amanda hits the drones' wing, it always recovers and keeps on flapping.
Robotics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
Rating: | Views: 414 | Comments: 0
UN urged to ban 'killer robots' before they can be developed
Fully autonomous weapons should be banned by international treaty, says a report by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
Rating: | Views: 373 | Comments: 0
Robot stays on its feet despite punishment
It's another day of abuse for this poor robot named Atrias. If not being kicked around, Atrias spends hours being pummeled by balls. But, remarkably, through the abuse, the robot stays on its feet.
Robotics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
Rating: | Views: 317 | Comments: 0
Elon Musk thinks computers drive better than you do
The Tesla CEO said cars driven by humans and may one day be "outlawed" because they're "too dangerous"
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
Rating: | Views: 135 | Comments: 0
High-Resolution 3-D Scans Built from Drone Photos
A drone spent hours swarming around Rio’s iconic Christ statue to show a cheap way to capture highly accurate 3-D scans.
Robotics
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
Rating: | Views: 146 | Comments: 0
Mini army drones developed
A Polish firm who develop new technologies for the military has devised a system of miniature drones capable of operating from vehicles for surveillance and even directly supporting infantry units.
Robotics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
Rating: | Views: 140 | Comments: 0
The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge
Maybe if we start training robots to save people’s lives now, some of them will collaborate with the post-Skynet human resistance later.
Robotics
Source: Wired
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
Rating: | Views: 134 | Comments: 0
Cockroach robots? Not nightmare fantasy but science lab reality
Texas engineers attach miniature computer wired into nervous system of live cockroaches for remote control and aim to gather video information in places such as broken sewers
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
Rating: | Views: 153 | Comments: 0
FAA: Close calls between drones and other aircraft up sharply from last year
On the heels of releasing new proposed rules on drones, CBS News has learned that the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned about a dramatic increase in the number of unmanned aircraft flying near planes and helicopters.
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 144 | Comments: 0
Friends