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.
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.
The elderly make up an increasingly large segment of the population. Robots could fill some needs, but older people are wary of machines having too much control.
And here we thought Sonic had no fear.
Unlike many other industries, construction hasn't yet been revolutionized by automation. But pretty soon, robotic workers may do everything but tote a lunch pail.
A robotic bartender showed how complex it can be to process a drink order — and how that could affect service robot design.
A lot of editors have left the crowdsourced encyclopedia over the last few years. AI could help smooth some of those editorial feathers.
The environmental impact of gasoline-powered taxis is staggering. Robot taxis could help out with that little emissions problem.
Yamaha’s autonomous motorcycle-riding robot is a better rider than you. Or it will be by 2017, anyway.
That is, if you're under the age of 25 and your hearing's intact.
Researchers have figured out how to turn agricultural byproducts such as gelatin, keratin and casein into "slaughterhouse yarn."