Researchers are literally lacing electronics through living moths, making "biobots" that could one day redefine the face of search-and-rescue operations. This early work in what seems like the beginnings of the cyborg technology from science fiction is detailed in a recent study.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station finally flight tested their prototype flying robot assistants last Friday, setting the stage for an international robot programming competition that is slated to officially begin this fall.
NASA's prototype flying robot assistants will be getting the grand tour of the International Space Station (ISS) this weekend, giving the automated helpers ample time to become familiar with their future workplace.
It may sound a bit unreal, but astronauts have reportedly been working with small spherical free flying robots on the international space station since 2011, and these little guys are now being upgraded with their own smartphones.
Researchers have crafted the first generation of a robot that is a gardener and butler all in one. The Remotely Operated Gardening Rover (ROGR) will tend plants placed throughout any space station, taking care of menial tasks while astronauts focus on more important objectives.
How can you make a computer program learn as quickly, if not quicker, than man? Give it the internet, and wait to see what it does. Using the web, experts now want computers to figure things out for themselves.
NASA plans to send out a robotic spacecraft to hunt down and capture an asteroid. Once caught, the asteroid will be brought into a stable orbit around the Moon, where it can freely float until astronauts head out to study it in person at a later date.
In about two hours, the first World Cup soccer match will begin, and who will be doing the kickoff? A man who had no control over his paralyzed lower body - until now.
A chat-bot has just recently passed the Turing Test, which is considered the gold standard for judging artificial intelligence. However, experts are not as impressed as you might imagine, saying that the time of the Turing Test is long gone.
Scientists are developing small robotic modules that fit together to form "adaptive furniture," changing their combined shape to meet the needs of their owner.
A highly advanced prosthetic arm has just been approved for marketing in the United States by federal regulators, providing a way for every-day amputee victims to perform complex tasks via a robotic limb for the first time.
At six feet and 330 pounds, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Atlas is one of the most advanced humanoids ever made and is the system teams will use to compete in this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded funds and an Atlas robot to more than half a dozen teams who competed in a software challenge called the Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC).
Meet Kirobo, the little robot that dreams of a world where humans and robots can live together. A Japanese creation, Kirobo is headed for the International Space Station in August where it will help the astronauts there perform experiments on social interaction as a way to reduce stress in a confined living space.
Self-driving cars and robots that can pour beer are all well and good, but researchers at the Technical University of Madrid have turned to hamsters as their muse in a rolling ball they say could be used to help monitor soil conditions on arable land.