Watch robot grippers shoot hoops, separate springs from bolts, and play darts with them best of 'em.
Although the popular Sony AIBO was discontinued way back in 2006, there remains a healthy demand from geeks, young and old, in owning a robot dog. Hoping to once again test the robotic pet market is Takara Tomy's new Omnibot i-Sodog.
Continuing with its trend of creating completely mind-blowing things, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has spent $1.25 million full automate the sewing process of the $4 billion worth of clothing they produce annually. It's almost as wild as a bed that makes itself.
The disembodied voice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey is how we have come to visualize space mission robot assistants. But a new NASA video shows that our robotic space helpers will likely work shoulder-to-shoulder with humans.
When it comes to robotics, the line between cute and creepy is a thin one. Somehow, Japan's new MH-2 telepresence robot manages to be a little bit of both.
Joseph Schlesinger wants everyone to be able to build a robot. What's stopping all of us? Laziness? Maybe, but it could also be the required grasp of basic engineering principles, not to mention the associated cost. With Hexy, a cheap, easy-to-build 'bot, Schlesinger hopes to offer a new starting point for budding hobbyists. We spoke Schlesinger to learn how he wants to serve up a robot cheap and easy enough that it could find itself on anyone's workbench.
You don't want to miss this video of synchronized robots dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Built by Aldebaran Robotics and programmed by MIT's Patrick Bechon and Jean-Jacques Slotine to get down in unison (using quorum sensing), these NAO robots are quite a coordinated bunch.
When you're looking at a screw, you want a screwdriver, not a hammer. Someday soon, a robot may be thinking the same thing. The difference? The robot doesn't have to worry about leaving its tools at home, as it could just print out whatever it needs on the spot.
The business of creating androids that look almost human has seen amazing advances in the last decade. Now Russian roboticists want to get in on the action with a robot that completely nails the weird, glassy-eyed geek stare commonly seen from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg.
After millions of dollars in research and testing, robotic insects designed for surveillance are now a reality. But there's another, cheaper way to creep out your friends and family with tech-powered pests operating under your direction.