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.
By placing small electrodes on or inside the brain, scientists have developed a method whereby patients are able to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions.
Robots may soon accompany firefighters on their calls to tame building fires, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Fire ants may finally have something besides their nasty bite to contribute to this world, according to researchers at Georgia Tech who believe their discoveries regarding the creature’s tunneling behaviors may one day be applied to tunneling robotics.
The Department of Defense has unveiled a robotic hand with dexterity and strength far exceeding that of its claw-like predecessors.
Robotics have long played a helpful role in medicine and manufacturing; however, a new discovery made by the robot Tlaloc II-TC shows just how crucial the new technology can be in the field of archaeology.
Humans hate to watch robots suffer, say researchers from the University of Duisburg Essen in Germany.
After hundreds of long hours spent laboring over screwdrivers and sheets of metal while their peers pursued sports, jobs or each other, a team of five from Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) beat 420 teams from 24 countries to win the 2013 VEX Robotics World Championships.