Posts in: robots

Your virtual butler is coming. You know, eventually.

Your virtual butler is coming. You know, eventually.

Today’s robots are nothing like in the movies. Here’s what it would take to get there.

By | Posted May 10, 2017

For robots, global swarming

For robots, global swarming

Inspired by animal behavior, researchers are getting swarms of tiny robots to work together

By | Posted January 11, 2016

Artificial (emotional) intelligence

Artificial (emotional) intelligence

Design is the key to health care robots finding success in our sympathetic nature

By | Posted January 19, 2013

What makes a maker? Maker Faire 2012

What makes a maker? Maker Faire 2012

At The New York Maker Faire, scientists come in all shapes and sizes…and some of them use a lot of glitter.

By | Posted October 6, 2012

The heartless Lorax that wouldn't shut up

The heartless Lorax that wouldn’t shut up

Our favorites of the week

By | Posted March 2, 2012

Magic mushrooms, robotic dogs and a very scary moth

Magic mushrooms, robotic dogs and a very scary moth

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted October 10, 2011

Within reaching distance of mind-controlled movement

Within reaching distance of mind-controlled movement

Neural control of robot limbs is tantalizingly close for paralyzed patients. So what’s holding the technology back?

By | Posted January 20, 2011

Google’s hands-free car: Revving up for trouble

Google’s hands-free car: Revving up for trouble

The company is fueling controversy with its latest technology

By | Posted January 11, 2011

Farshad Khorrami's Robotic Ray

Farshad Khorrami’s Robotic Ray

An underwater spy and the man who’s building it.

By | Posted January 27, 2009

Exploring Mars: Astronaut Versus Astrobot

Exploring Mars: Astronaut Versus Astrobot

Is it worth sending people to Mars when robots already go there safely and on the cheap?

By | Posted July 30, 2008