Meet RHex - The Parkour Robot!
RHex is a robot designed to overcome any obstacle, to jump, turn 180 degrees in the air and hold onto any ledge, pulling itself up. RHex is designed so it can go anywhere, help people stuck in collapsed buildings or in radiation infected areas where humans risk their lives walking in.
New in Robotics - The Wild Cat!
For those of you who haven't heard of Boston Dynamics, this is the number 1 company in all things robot. They have developed some amazing robots lately, including robots that will follow you like a beast of burdan, capable of walking through any terrain.
New Technology: The Robots Are Coming...
This new generation of robot, named Atlas, astounded me with its abilities. It's designed to operate both inside and outdoors, and is specialized for mobile manipulation.
Robot Animals - Getting Inspired by Nature
Robotics researchers are increasingly turning to nature, the original genius builder, for inspiration. Watch a robotic salamander, a water strider robot, mechanical cockroaches and more. But the MOST interesting robot is the last one - an amazing self-configuring robot!
Kirobo: First Robot in Space!
It was one small step for robot and another giant leap for mankind two days ago, as cutting edge communications robot Kirobo was added to a space flight headed to the International Space Station, where it will be used to experiment with human-robot communication when Commander Koichi Wakata will join
Meet the Robot that Will Change Seniors' Lives
In comes Stevie II, a robot already used in some nursing homes, doing routine and mundane tasks that free the human staff to be... well, more human! Take a look at this incredible robot that represents a new generation of machines that make our life easier.
The Robot that Will Paint You a Masterpiece!
Meet e-David, the painting robot that uses visual cues to create original paintings. With 5 brushes using 24 colors, e-david can decide where to add new strokes of color.
This Robot May Save Your Life...
Every week at an NIH drug-testing lab, a robotics system performs millions of experiments faster and with greater precision than any human could. The goal: to find new treatments and cures. These robots do in a week what would take human testers months and years to accomplish.
Meet Herb: The Robot Butler
Finally a robot we can all relate to. This little guy's name is HERB , and he lives at Carnegie Mellon University, where he's been taught to separate the cookie from the creme. He might be made of servos and cameras, but clearly he loves one part of the OREO more than the other.
Meet ATLAS, the Mountain Climbing Robot!
The ATLAS robot gets his name from the mythological titan of Greek mythology, who balanced the entire sky on his shoulders, a living manifestation of strength, endurance and balance.
The Robot That Just Wants to Dance For You!
To be honest, this little robot dances better than quite a few of folks we know. (We're not naming names..... Terry ). The Robot That Just Wants to Dance For You! dancing, science, technology, robot This little guy sure knows how to groovy to the sounds of music!
The Mini-Cheetah Robot Everyone is Excited About
You may have seen Boston Dynamic's "Cheetah" robots, little 4-legged robots able to go through obstacles and built to help workers in high-performance environments. If you found it interesting (or alarming) you should meet this new little robot from MIT, the Mini-Cheetah.
The Future Is Here: The First Man-Robot?
The robot you are seeing is called: PETMAN. It is used at the moment to test out special suits that protect the wearer from chemical attacks. But what is amazing is the human like movement achieved here by a machine. This is incredible and, we have to admit, maybe a bit creepy too.
When Wild Dogs Meet a Robot Pup...
In recent years, basic robotics have come to a point where we can send little animal-looking robots to the animals and study them without alarming them. In this video, we see this being done with a pack of wild dogs.
Meet Boston Dynamics Newest Robot Worker
Boston Dynamics is quickly making a name for itself as the first among many robotics companies. We have featured some of their earlier robots, such as the for legged beast of burden and the helpful dog-like robots that can open doors.
3 Robots that Are Already Scary Advanced...
At the forefront of these advances is Boston Dynamics, a Massachusetts-based robotics and engineering company that's creating some of the most cutting-edge robots anywhere in the world. Let's take a look at 3 of its most recent (and utterly amazing) creations: 1.
Meet Jibo: The First Family Robot!
But where are the robots promised us by a thousand science fiction writers, movies and television shows? Well, here's one step forward.
Meet Schaft, Winner of Darpa's Robotics Challenge!
The DARPA Robotics Challenge is an ongoing competition focusing on humanoid robotics. The primary goal of the program is to develop ground robotic capabilities to execute complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments.
All About Spot: The Most Advanced Robot Soon For Sale
This little quadropod robot was first made with the thought of search and rescue operations - sending a little autonomic robot into unsafe areas where it can find survivors and report back. However, in recent years, it has been upgraded and made serviceable for many different tasks.
The First Robot Ever Made Was Created 250 Years Ago...
Robots existed a long time before today. Even though we think they were only born in the 20th century, the first were actually created hundreds of years ago, and were called - automatons. It was in the 1770's that this amazing writing automaton was created.
Humans Need Not Apply: A Future Dominated by Robots?
As technology improves at a faster rate than ever before thanks to recent breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence, this rapid advancement raises questions as to where we, as a species, are heading. Are human beings set to become obsolete in just a few years?
Robots for Humanity - An Incredible Story
Today he uses a telepresence robot to take the stage and speak about how a group called robotics for humanity has helped him to live something like a normal life again. In his talk, he also shows how other people can benefit from this technology, and what the future may bring.
Scientists Have Finally Created The First Living Robot
The fact that one-day robots would walk among us has long been predicted. However, the first major step towards that has finally been taken. Scientists from America have created the world's first living, self-healing robots using stem cells from frogs.
Amazon's Next Generation Warehouse Robots!
But that little factoid is no longer true, since the shelves now come to them, carried on the back of the little Kiva robots that move them around for them. Watch these advanced warehouse assistants in action, as we look into a day in the life of a Kiva robot .