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.
There's more to replacing human riders than just using cool tech, as the advancement helps solve a serious human rights issue.
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.
Scientists created microbots that can remove pollutants from contaminated water. Could these simple machines provide an efficient way to clean up toxic wastewater?
And here's what we learned: Humans could "get along better" with robots if we incorporated more social cues in the 'bots.
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.
Humans are amazingly versatile, a trait that may wind up saving you and your job. For a little while at least.
When rats are huddling to stay warm, scientists say they're actually all part of one, really big rodent superorganism by using simple behavior in complex ways.
Researchers envision a day when robots can build their own offspring.
We think of robots as modern inventions, or maybe even retro creations meant to realize futuristic visions. But automata go back – way back – into history.
Some "Star Wars" fans aren't content to just watch the movies. They have to bring the tech from the screen into the real world. Get the inside scoop on how creativity, ingenuity and dedication make fan-made droids come to life.
If we're ever going to live in a world in which machines behave like people, we humans have some teaching to do. But as this writing robot attests, we're not as far away as you might think.