The world's fastest robot has taken up a ping pong paddle in what was supposed to be a battle for the ages. Sadly though, neither competitor has come out with its head held high.
As Timo Boll's ping pong match with a massive robot arm looms, another robot ping pong player is just beginning its rise to greatness.
The least humanoid of all the contenders to compete in last year's competition showed us that you don't have to look like a hero to be a winner.
The euRathlon disaster-response robot challenge has its winners.
Students from Aston University built this odd cardboard hydrogen racer and won Shell’s Eco-Design Award.
NASA has been collecting data about the Earth, the solar system, and beyond for over half a century, but it's not always easy to see how all of this data is making our world a better place on the level of people like you and me. The Space Apps Challenge, sponsored by NASA and Innovation Endeavors (an investment firm headed by Google's Eric Schmidt), asked international teams to submit ideas for apps offering solutions to global problems. There were four types of challenges that teams could work on, including software, open hardware, citizen science, and data visualization. Within these broad categories were specific goals: for example, creating an open-source 3D printing platform that works in space or redesigning the Voyager Golden Record for 2012. Thousands of people and organizations ultimately participated in the challenge (which gave them just one single weekend to come up with a demo or pitch), and the results are in. Before you say "ugh, I don't care about apps," take a look at these short videos highlighting the winners, because we're pretty sure you'll want to care about these.