Most robots are built to look kind of cute and human-like, but not this creepy looking hexapod with its fancy adjustable all-terrain legs.
Making a robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube is nothing new, but this one from Swinburne University in Australia has shattered the speed record by spinning the cube to show all solid colors in a mere 10.18 seconds.
Did you know that in the 1960s, the U.S. Army worked with General Electric to build a four-legged, human-operated robot walker that could kick Jeeps out of its way and step on light bulbs without completely crushing them into a million shards? Now you do.
For the first time ever, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx, an unmanned robotic spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 to collect "pristine" space rock samples. It's going to be a tough mission because of the weird gravity fields asteroids have, but the samples could provide valuable info on how planets formed.
Schlepping your bags around town after you check out of a hotel is no fun, so most hotels have a concierge that can handle them. That's okay, but wouldn't it be way cooler if you could just hand them over to Yobot the robotic bellhop for safe keeping?
This week at the at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics in Shanghai, China, a bunch of Japanese researchers led by Yusuke Sugahara at Tohoku University showed off a prototype transport that hovers inches above the ground without maglev rails. To put it into geeky Star Wars speak: this is the Landspeeder you're looking for.
Compared to these conceptual robotic puppy vacuum cleaners dreamed up by Hyun-Seok Kim, a Roomba seems rather tame. Comprised of four puppy vacs and a "mother unit" these floor cleaners literally "chase" dirt and dust away.
The latest weapon in the battle to stop Somali pirates is this magnetic robot that can sneak up the side of a pirate ship, then send video images back to local ships.
Most robots have moves that are pretty jerky looking, but this one called Sarcos looks amazingly fluid and smooth as it raises the roof at Carnegie Mellon University.
A lot of people will try to avoid somebody on the sidewalk collecting money for charity, but it's hard to resist a robot that looks and acts like a sad little girl.