Engineering

Engineering is the discipline of design and construction of mechanical devices, equipment, structures and public works systems. Topics include aircraft technologies, buildings, bridges, robotics and heavy machinery.


For the first time, Israeli researchers have developed a system that lets a human use brain waves to control nanobots in a cockroach. How could that help your health?

What do you do when you're out of land but want to expand an airport? Try building on water.

And someday soft-bodied bots like this could slither in and out of your belly and revolutionize biomedical technology.

If Jalila Essaidi's company Mestic has anything to do with it, the future of fashion — and basically everything else we use in our daily lives — is poop.

While the recent robotic lethal force by police in Dallas may be shocking, experts say it's legal, and we're likely to see it happen again.

Not surprisingly, there aren't a lot of volunteers for doctors to practice manual prostate exams on. Enter the robotic rectum. We like to call it a robum.

Parking tickets are a pain. Chatbots can be too. But that hasn't stopped one programmer from creating a bot to help overturn thousands of tickets.

Google-owned company Boston Dynamics is at the forefront of creating lifelike robots.

There's more to replacing human riders than just using cool tech, as the advancement helps solve a serious human rights issue.

China's Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon glass-bottomed bridge is so high most of the world's buildings would fit in the gap between it and the canyon floor. So why not hit it?

Just call it RoboScarJo 2.0. But what does it mean for privacy rights when someone can literally objectify another human being, celebrity or otherwise, like this?

Any guesses as to what it was, if not some grad student?

Doctors see it all, including 3,500 people who swallow button batteries annually. Soon those docs may get help from tiny, edible robots that can retrieve foreign objects.

The diminutive robot Xian'er was based on a cartoon, and can chat about Buddhism using artificial intelligence programming.

If you give us a tunable polysiloxane-based material, 21st century Americans can’t resist going full-on Kardashian with it.

Steel and glass office towers are the norm in most modern cities. But some imaginative architects want to switch to a renewable, less carbon-intensive old standby: wood.

Scientists created microbots that can remove pollutants from contaminated water. Could these simple machines provide an efficient way to clean up toxic wastewater?

A lot of people live in cities now. Even more will live in them in the future. What are the big ideas for getting them where they need to go?

And here's what we learned: Humans could "get along better" with robots if we incorporated more social cues in the 'bots.

An open-gangway style of subway train could increase ridership by 10 percent. The United States could adopt that soon, with New York and Honolulu paving the way.

Automated elder care is an inevitability, so let's have fun with the design.

In the battle to stop wildlife poaching, law enforcement officials are increasingly using an army of robotic animals that fool illegal hunters.

Researchers are giving percussionists a hand by creating smart technology that can improvise a beat to play along with a drummer.

In their new footage of Atlas, Boston Dynamics isn't just picking on a robot. They’re demonstrating mastery of some of the most difficult issues in robotics.

They want to help companies figure out how to keep their customers happy.