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There's A 101 Percent Probability You Will Add The iRobot Braava Jet Mopping Robot To Your Wishlist: Here's What It Can Do

iRobot's new Braava Jet Mopping Robot will be welcomed by household owners as it can clean floors with ease. The device is priced at an affordable $199.

Robotics March 15, 2016

Hilton Hotels Teams Up With IBM For New Robot Concierge Connie

A new concierge can answer all the answers of guests at Hilton Hotels. Developed by IBM, Connie, is an interactive-learning robot that can answer a wide array of questions.

Robotics March 10, 2016

Countries Most Likely To Lose Jobs To Robots In 2016

These projections are pretty scary. The United States' place on this list might shock you.

Robotics March 3, 2016

Divorced Dad Builds A Robot To Spend More Time With His Kids

Matt Walker, a San Jose, California resident, invented a telepresence robot to communicate with his kids living all the way in Australia. Find out what his neat Ramblebot can do and how to purchase one.

Robotics March 3, 2016

Fido vs. Spot: Watch An IRL Dog Try To Pick A Fight With A Robo Dog

Welcome to the future.

Robotics March 1, 2016

Humans Trust Emergency Robots More Than Common Sense: Study

Humans trust robots more during emergency situations, a new study found. Even if the robots failed in previous performances, humans still opt to rely on it instead of their own common sense.

Robotics March 1, 2016

Robots Are Not Taking Over Our Jobs: Mercedes Fires Robots, Hires People Back Into Its Production Line

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has replaced robots in its assembly line with human workers as it believes that the latter are more capable of coping with the tasks.

Robotics February 26, 2016

Boston Dynamics Unveils Its Next-Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot

The latest generation of Boston Dynamics' Atlas is lighter, more agile and has a lower noise profile than its predecessor. Some may feel bad for the bot, while others may want to put an end to it while we still can.

Robotics February 24, 2016

Boston Dynamics Robot Gets Up After Being Bullied, Pushed Down [VIDEO]

In a new video, Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot managed to get up after being pushed down — a display of its LIDAR, stereo sensors and other features for optimum indoor or outdoor performance. It was a good day for robotics after all.

Robotics February 24, 2016

This Robotic Limb Gives Drummers A Third Arm That Responds To Gestures And Music It Hears [Video]

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a wearable robotic limb that acts as a third arm for drummers. The mechanical limb is able to respond to music and gestures on its own.

Robotics February 19, 2016

Robots Can Learn Ethical Behavior By Reading Children's Stories

Robots learn socially accepted behavior by reading and understanding children's books, particularly stories about chivalry. Researchers developed a technology called 'Quixote' that can teach robots how to align their goals with proper human behavior in social settings.

Robotics February 17, 2016

Robots, Artificial Intelligence May Leave Half Of Humans Unemployed In 30 Years

Computer science expert Moshe Vardi warned that robots and smart machines like self-driving cars can outperform and replace humans in 30 years, leading half of humans unemployed. What else can AI do in the eyes of experts?

Robotics February 16, 2016

Scientists Training Search And Rescue Drones To Help Lost Hikers Get Home

A team of researchers and robotics and perception experts develops an algorithm to train drones to follow hiking trails for search and rescue operations. Take a look at how their drones fared against human hikers.

Robotics February 11, 2016

Trashbot Uses Robotics To Sort Your Garbage For A Cleaner Tomorrow

Dreaming of a cleaner world that has an effective system of recycling its trash? Trashbot is designed with a ‘discerning’ talent in identifying the trash that should be thrown away or that can be recycled.

Robotics February 11, 2016

Another Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In Less Than One Second, Good For A New World Record

The Sub1 accomplished the feat in just 0.887 seconds, edging the previous-best robot's mark of 0.9 seconds set last month.

Robotics February 9, 2016

Will Robots In Healthcare Make Doctors Obsolete?

Artificial intelligence and robots for healthcare use may sound threatening to those in the medical profession, but it is not all that bad. The human touch is still irreplaceable but there's nothing wrong with welcoming robots in the hospital.

Robotics February 9, 2016

NASA's 360-Degree Video Is On YouTube

The video was first presented on the Rover's Facebook page last week.

Robotics February 8, 2016

Icky Cockroach Inspires Robots That Can Help In Rescue Operations During Disasters

Icky cockroaches may save your life someday. Researchers were able to find inspiration from the speed and flexibility of these insects in creating robots that can help rescue people during natural disasters.

Robotics February 9, 2016

Watch 540 Robots Dance In Honor Of The Chinese New Year

The Chinese network CCTV rang in the Year of the Monkey with the help of hundreds of dancing robots, a laser show and glitter-bombing drones.

Robotics February 8, 2016

This Robot Is Not Good At Applying Lipstick

YouTuber Simone Giertz has created a lipstick-applying robot. There's only one problem - it's horrible at actually figuring out where your mouth is and where the lipstick should go.

Robotics February 8, 2016

This Robotic Chameleon Can Change Colors Faster Than A Real One

Scientists from China have developed a technology that is able to detect and recreate colors, making it ideal for camouflage for things like military vehicles, and even for body armor.

Robotics February 7, 2016

Robot Golfer Named After Tiger Woods Sinks Hole-In-One During Professional Golf Tournament

Ldric the Golf Robot joined Tiger Woods, scoring a hole-in-one on the same 16th hole of the Scottsdale Stadium Course. It's fitting that this robot match Woods' 1997 feat, considering it's named after Tiger's real first name, Eldrick.

Robotics February 5, 2016

iRobot Sells Off Its Defense And Security Wing To Focus On Connected Home Products

iRobot announced that will sell its defense and security robot business to a private equity firm, and instead focus on developing connected home devices and other home robots.

Robotics February 4, 2016

NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Mars

Recently-added Facebook functions allow the rover to share the video, which is stitched together from 57 still images.

Robotics February 1, 2016

Japanese Researchers Are Building Completely (Almost) Autonomous Farms

Researchers from a Japanese company called Spread have announced that they plan on having finished the first completely autonomous farms within the next two years.

Robotics February 1, 2016

This AI Bot Will Prank Telemarketers By Talking To Them Until They Catch On

Fool telemarketers into thinking they are speaking with you by using this artificial intelligent bot that uses algorithms to talk to telemarketers.

Robotics February 1, 2016

You Can Build Your Own BB-8 With A Beach Ball And A Smartphone

A 17-year old wunderkind has built an IRL BB-8 with an Arduino USB microcontroller board, a smartphone and a beach ball.

Robotics January 27, 2016

Robots Ready To Take Over SoftBank Phone Store: Pepper Staff All The Way

SoftBank is deploying its Pepper robots to a phone store in Japan for an experimental run. The robots, which can imitate human body language, will be communicating directly with customers and even help them in signing up for a contract.

Robotics January 28, 2016

4D Printing Is Here

These objects take advantage of the fourth dimension: time.

Robotics January 27, 2016

Japan Planning Special Drone Zones For Conducting Practical Testing

The country's government wants to see if drones can be successfully used to drive monkeys out of farmlands, while delivering food and medical supplies to other areas in need. The blocked-off zones will allow it to further test for those uses and more.

Robotics January 26, 2016

Oakland University Develops Underwater Drone

The Loon Copter is capable of flying, floating on water and being completely submerged.

Robotics January 26, 2016

Harvard To Develop AI That Works As Fast As Human Brain

American researchers will soon develop AI systems intended to match or even outperform the human brain. The ambitious project will create better computer algorithms to come up with a detailed 3D neural map.

Robotics January 27, 2016

Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In Record-Setting Time Of Less Than 1.2 Seconds

To put it in perspective, the previous fast time by a machine solving the Rubik's Cube was 3.253 seconds, so this more than shattered that.

Robotics January 25, 2016

Forget Solving The Rubik's Cube, This Robot Can Do It In One Second

The world record for a human to solve the Rubik's Cube is 4.904 seconds, while the machine record is 3.253 seconds. A robot, however, is looking to smash those times as it can solve the puzzle in just over a second.

Robotics January 25, 2016

Robots May Soon Be Able To Read Minds, Launch War Against Humans

Technology just keeps on getting more and more sophisticated. Experts say robots may soon acquire the ability to read minds and even the capacity to start wars against humans.

Robotics January 24, 2016

Harvard Scientists Design Robotic Ocean Floor Recovery Fingers For A Softer Pickup

Researchers at Harvard have come up with a set of robotic hands that can pick up fragile specimens from the ocean floor for marine biologists to observe, all without the danger of breaking the objects they're attempting to recover.

Robotics January 21, 2016

Firefighting Drones Can Help Diminish Fires In Tall Buildings

A team of Korean researchers has developed a firefighting drone that can withstand heat. It can assist firefighters access and navigate in skyscrapers during a fire.

Robotics January 22, 2016

Smart Materials May Pave Way For Robots That Decompose Like Human Body

Italian researchers plan to use biodegradable smart materials to develop robots that will eventually decompose. Researchers said it is time to move on from metals and create robots that are more human-like.

Robotics January 21, 2016

Werner Herzog Explores The Human Relationship With Machines In New Documentary

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog is set to debut his new documentary in a few days. For now, the first exclusive trailer has been released online.

Robotics January 20, 2016

Watch Drones Fly Through This Psychedelic Course Equipped With Shooting Flames

Only skilled pilots could navigate their drones through this course at the XDC 2 Xtreme Drone Circuit Races in Las Vegas last week.

Robotics January 19, 2016

German Researchers Demonstrate Landing Drone On A Moving Car

German Aerospace Center researchers believe this could pave the way for drones to be manufactured without landing gear, making them lighter and more efficient.

Robotics January 19, 2016

'Atlas' The Robot Is The New Rosie Jetson

This new robot can clean house with the impressive fluidity we expect in a human.

Robotics January 19, 2016

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Be Dismantled By A Toshiba Wrecking Robot

To clean up the most lethal radiation pool at the old Fukushima-Daiichi power plant site, Japanese government officials turned to Toshiba, which unveiled a special bot on Monday, Jan. 18 to assist with radioactive cleanup.

Robotics January 18, 2016

Report Finds Over 5 Million Robots Could Take Our Jobs By 2020

New research published by the World Economic Foundation found that more than five million robots will take our jobs in the next five years.

Robotics January 18, 2016

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