Most robots can get around pretty well as long as your floor is flat and smooth, but they're pretty useless in a demolished building full of rubble. Spiders seem to be able to go anywhere, so this robot uses its spider like form to go places where other robots can't reach.
This tiny camera was designed to shoot video inside the human body, replacing the more common fiber optic endoscope.
Sometimes there's a pretty thin line between happiness and smugness, and this smiling new workerbot from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute reacts in ways that just might rub its human coworkers the wrong way.
Every big electronics company is pushing 3D hard, especially here at Japan's CEATEC show, but it was Germany's Fraunhofer Institute who had by far the best demo of 3D tech. Not only does the Free2C kiosk let you see objects...