Robotics is the science of creating artificial intelligence. From the simplest of automated machines to the most complex “real” transformers, robots are more ubiquitious than you might imagine.
AI already can outperform humans in some narrow domains, but in the future AI may go inside the human brain to enhance intellectual capabilities, turning users into human-machine hybrids.
Many people worry that drones will invade their privacy, though experts say the fear is greater than the actual threat.
A new robot ant uses the same technology desert ants use to safely, efficiently navigate through the searing Saharan sun.
We humans may 'know it when we see it,' but the bots sure don't. At least not yet.
Well, heck yeah, we can, and we have. Let's take a look.
Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' premiered 50 years ago, and it got a lot of things right. But what about HAL? How close are we to those kinds of capabilities?
With the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots heating up, we step back a few decades to look at the first human death by robot.
And guess what? You can browse them all for yourself.
Researchers want to make it easy for beginners and nonengineers to design a custom robot in minutes, then print and assemble the parts themselves.
A newly filed patent suggests that the famously stiff animatronics in Disney theme parks could get a lifelike upgrade.
The android known as FEDOR used pistols to display its decision making and dexterity, officials said, not as a preview of robot warfare.
Baxter, a collaborative robot, even blushes when he messes up a task.
Anything you can do on the pingpong table, FOPRPHEUS can show you how to do better.
We've taught the machines to make decisions, but we haven't been paying as much attention to how and why they're learning.
How can you keep motors from overheating without bulky fans and cooling systems? Engineers looked to the human body for inspiration.
Researchers have developed wearable, mobile robots that can act as sensors, displays and even a necklace.
A new application called Statcheck is bringing some academics a lot closer to AI. Not everyone's a fan.
What are the benefits of growing living tissue in a lab and fusing it to a robotic body? This Fw:Thinking video explores our cyborg future.
A robot to simulate mudskipper locomotion gives scientists a look into the success of the first land vertebrate ancestors, and points to our future on other planets.
The robot workforce is growing, according to new research — and millions of U.S. jobs could be on the line.
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?
And someday soft-bodied bots like this could slither in and out of your belly and revolutionize biomedical technology.
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.
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