Robots can apparently adapt like animals, new research finds, a trait that could provide tremendous benefits to society such as in search-and-rescue missions and putting out forest fires.
Scientists are turning to nature for inspiration for robotic materials that can think, according to new research.
The Southern Ocean off Antarctica is one of the most remote and difficult-to-access portions of the world, making tracking the extent and causes of the White Continent's melt difficult to both understand and measure. Now researchers have used a team of submersible robots to physically follow how warm water is making its way to the Antarctic ice sheets, causing them to melt.
Scientists have developed the first "flash mob" of more than 1,000 tiny robots that can assemble themselves into various shapes, such as those of sea stars or letters of the alphabet.
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.
Japanese scientists at a Tokyo museum unveiled Tuesday the world's first robotic newscaster, an eerily human-like android that can speak clearly and smoothly, for the most part outdoing any human.
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley have created a flexible 16×16 pixel screen, dubbed "e-skin," that lights up where it is touched. If more pressure is applied, it glows brighter.