A personalized robot companion for older people

A highly customisable robot companion designed by EU-funded researchers to offer support to older people is currently being presented across Europe and could find its way into people's homes within two or three years, potentially greatly enhancing quality of life for older citizens and ...

Robot Programmed to Fall in Love with a Girl Goes too Far

Researchers at Toshiba’s Akimu Robotic Research Institute were thrilled ten months ago when they successfully programmed Kenji, a third generation humanoid robot, to convincingly emulate certain human emotions. At the time, they even claimed that Kenji was capable of the robot equivalent of love. Now, however, they fear ...

Blood-sucking robot could treat fatal brain haemorrhages

US researchers have built a robot that they claim could suck blood clots out of previously inoperable parts of the brain.The device created at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee enables surgeons to use information from a CT scan to guide a steerable needle through a small hole in the ...

A two ton turbo diesel hexapod you can drive

The term mad scientist gets thrown around quite a bit, but in the case of one Matt Denton it most certainly applies. His company, Micromagic Systems, has been working steadily over the past four years to design and build a walking robot that's big enough to carry a ...

We Can Rebuild Him: David Duffy's Exploration into Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection

Thirty years after the release of Blade Runner, with a remake of Total Recall on the horizon, the work of Philip K. Dick continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of ...

Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission (w/ Video)

If the mission sounds impossible, that's because it is—at least with today's technology: Build a three-pound flying machine that can, under its own control, take off, fly through a window into a model building, avoid security lasers, navigate the halls, recognize signs, enter the correct room, find a ...

Silicon Valley robot startup to democratize programming

Man who pulled gun during chess game surrenders to robot cop

In Your Dotage, Do You Want A Human Or Robot Helping You?

Drink Making Unit 2.1

SVCam-evo Tracer is modder friendly

You don't have to be an expert photographer to realize that the camera you're looking at below is a bit strange.

Video: Advanced algorithm teaches robots to improvise

When a robot performs an action, it is typically scripted and very precise.

Cloudrobot fighters bring Real Steel beat-downs in mini

If you grew up in the 80's, odds are you probably remember the Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots - little red and blue plastic robots with manual handles and buttons.

Video: Gladiator robots get in the ring

Years ago, I used to watch Robot Wars with my son, and enjoyed seeing the 'bots fight it out with saw blades and hammers.

Robot astronaut powered up for first time in space

The first robot member of the International Space Station crew woke up yesterday, six months after its arrival.

Artificial skin could give robots a lighter touch

Two US teams have developed artificial skins that are sensitive enough to detect the touch of a butterfly.