First all-robotic surgery and anesthesia performed

Canada's McGill University Health Centre has hosted the world's first operation and anesthesia to be carried out entirely by robots.

Robot sentinels patrol Nevada nuke site

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is deploying a platoon of robot sentinels to patrol an ultra-sensitive Nevada nuke site.

'Spiderman' technology based on gecko's foot

A Stanford mechanical engineer is working on an adhesive based on a gecko's sticky foot which would allow people to climb smooth, vertical surfaces.

Telepresence robot is the stuff of nightmares

You might think that a Caspar the Ghost lookalike would make a pretty poor substitute for a beloved grandchild or trusted doctor, but Japanese robotics researchers are betting otherwise.

Sentry robots patrol Korean DMZ

The South Korean army has deployed two robot sentries to help soldiers patrol the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the Republic from its secretive communist neighbor.

Boston university developing mind-controlled robot

Telling a robot do do something? That is so early 21st century. There's a new team of scientists working on a computer interface that could send commands to a robot simply by thinking about them.

Printer part reengineered as robot centipede

Researchers at the University of Washington and Stanford University have developed an insectlike robot with hundreds of tiny legs.

Intel Labs takes us back to the future

Want to check out a cool robotic butler? How about an encryption accelerator, a tricked-out WiMax car, or a high-speed software based network? 

All were on display today at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Robot insect can fly, hop and perch

A Swiss robotics researcher has created a flying robot that can perch on walls or trees.

Artificial butterfly filmed in flight

A group of Japanese researchers have created a fully functioning replica - or ornithopter - of a swallowtail butterfly to demonstrate its flight mechanism.

I-Fairy marries Japanese couple

A 4-foot robot known as "I-Fairy" was forced to marry a rather eccentric Japanese couple on Sunday.

Man escapes injury from knife-wielding robot

Showing extraordinary devotion to duty, a German researcher has offered his arm up to a robot with a kitchen knife in order to help develop better safety systems.

Japanese scientists create Cylon-like robot

A team of Japanese scientists have designed a robot that is reportedly capable of accurately laughing and smiling by mimicking human facial expressions.

Robot dental patient winces and complains

The robot repertoire is pretty extensive these days, but there's been one notable omission - the ability to complain. But it's a fundamental feature of a new creation designed to help train dentists.