CIMON initially answered Alexander Gerst's questions and followed his instructions. Later, however, the ISS robot refused to follow the astronaut's command and even asked Gerst to be nice.
Space December 5, 2018
Disney researchers have made a human-sized robot that can perform aerial stunts, including a backflip. The robot, called 'Stickman,' was unveiled at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation on Tuesday, May 22.
Robotics May 24, 2018
A popular Prague nightclub has enlisted a robot as resident DJ, reframing an age-old question: can smart machines emulate humans in creative, emotional capacities, such as curating music to get a live dancefloor popping. Machine learning was used to make a robotic DJ.
Robotics January 2, 2018
Robots will be helping in South Korea during the Olympic Games. Some of them already made an appearance.
December 25, 2017
NASA started testing a robot scout device inspired from origami. This device is well equipped with latest technologies and could play a pivotal role in the next expedition to Mars.
Space March 23, 2017
Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.
Robotics March 9, 2017
To address the heating problem faced by robots and affects their efficiency and performance, Japanese researchers have offered a solution that allows sweating as a cooling mechanism. Kengoro, the humanoid robot can sweat to cool down.
Robotics October 15, 2016
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.
FUTURE TECH February 11, 2016
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.
FUTURE TECH February 1, 2016
The latest Segway is a bit more than just a self-balancing board. This thing is alive with an Intel Atom processor, an Intel RealSense camera system and an Android-based OS.
Robotics January 7, 2016
WowWee's got a new adorable robot.
January 6, 2016
Ninebot, in partnership with Intel, has announced a new Segway that allows users to ride around. When they're not riding it, however, it can transform into a cute robotic assistant.
Gadgets January 6, 2016
Researchers in Israel have developed a robot that is inspired by the locust and can jump a massive 11 feet in the air. The robot uses a mechanism that is similar to how real locusts jump.
FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015
WowWee, a company known for its robotic toys, is releasing a new device called CHiP, a realistic robot dog that includes a variety of sensors and connections.
Gadgets November 12, 2015
A robot from China has broken records for the longest distance walked by a quadruped robot, walking a massive 83.28 miles over a period of 54 hours and 34 minutes.
FUTURE TECH November 10, 2015
Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that is able to use small rotors along with springs to jump as many as 20 centimeters in the air. The robot could be useful for exploration tasks.
Gadgets October 30, 2015
Toyota has unveiled a new robot at the Tokyo Auto Show. The robot is called the Kirobo Mini, and it is able to fit inside the driver's cup-holder. Not only that, but the robot can respond to voice requests and even detect the driver's mood.
Gadgets October 28, 2015
Keeping air ducts clean can be difficult, which is why a graduate student at UC San Diego has developed a robot to do the work for us. The robot builds on research by NASA and could soon save us time and money when it comes to cleaning air ducts.
Gadgets October 23, 2015
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have conducted a study of different animals moving across weak surfaces, finding that a lighter touch might help robots move safely across these kinds of surfaces.
Gadgets October 13, 2015
Bioengineers developed a psychic robot using a mathematical algorithm that can predict a person's intentions regardless if the action is disturbed. The technology can potentially save lives when used with AI systems.
October 12, 2015
The brainchild of Japan-based Sharp Corporation, RoBoHon is a robot smartphone with projector and cameras. The RoBoHon can dance, raise its arms when it wants to convey a message, walk and make phone calls.
Gadgets October 6, 2015
A robot called Sereneti Kitchen could be the next big thing in cooking, allowing users to simply put in the ingredients, after which the robot will make the food.
Gadgets October 2, 2015
To make robots more human-like, MIT has developed robotic fingers that are intelligent enough to anticipate the size and weight of an object, enabling it to pick up very fragile objects without doing them damage.
FUTURE TECH September 30, 2015
A New York City IT employee could find himself out of a job soon if he doesn’t stop answering calls in a robot voice. The man argues that he is trying to sound more understandable, but his supervisors and an administrative law judge disagree.
Internet September 30, 2015
A San Diego woman stood in line at an Apple Store in Palo Alto using a BeamPro robot.
Internet Culture September 30, 2015
The Marine Corps are testing a four-legged robot called Spot that can replace working dogs in combat drills. Spot weighs 160 pounds and can be controlled wirelessly.
Gadgets September 22, 2015
The Hedgehog robot does not roll around on wheels but instead bounces around a comet or asteroid's surface. It was designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small bodies in the solar system.
Space September 5, 2015
Star Wars' BB-8, deemed the 'coolest toy' this season, aims to wow fanatics. Reports have shared theories as to how the little droid really works.
FUTURE TECH September 5, 2015
HERMES is a humanoid robot that can perform human movements, with MIT researchers using what is known as balance-feedback interface to control the robot.
FUTURE TECH August 13, 2015
Sitting at the Marshall Space Flight Center, a new giant robot is ready to construct massive pieces for the spacecraft that will bring humans to Mars. What promise does this massive machine hold?
Space August 7, 2015
Sphero's new SPRK Edition robot promises to help teach programming to students.
FUTURE TECH August 4, 2015
Walking on water is already a tough enough task, but jumping from the surface of water presents an even greater challenge. By studying water strider insects, scientists were able to build a tiny robot that can launch itself off this ubiquitous liquid.
July 30, 2015
A chief goal of prosthetic appendages is to resemble the natural body parts they replace as closely as possible. Equipped with new 'smart wire' technology, this bionic hand mimics the system that natural muscles use to move, allowing it to be more lightweight and flexible.
FUTURE TECH July 22, 2015
The hitchhiking robot hopes to make it from Boston to San Francisco in one piece.
FUTURE TECH July 17, 2015
The Henn na Hotel in Japan features robotic staff that includes a velociraptor, a female humanoid and an assistant in the form of a tulip.
Society July 17, 2015
A Reddit user has created a robot that can be controlled online and takes a photo of what it sees every three seconds. The robot moves around the user's apartment and was built in two hours.
Gadgets June 30, 2015
Adding a cockroach-like outer shell to the design of a small robot improved its ability to negotiate obstacles. Similar robots could one day aid search and rescue operations.
Robotics June 23, 2015
A cheetah robot developed by MIT researchers can jump over obstacles while running. The robot has been tested on hard surface and will soon be tested on softer terrain.
FUTURE TECH May 30, 2015
MegaBots co-founder Gui Cavalcanti talked mech with Tech Times, giving us some insight into the future of its 15-foot tall fighting robots.
FUTURE TECH May 19, 2015
The shaking of hands during business meetings can foster trust and better cooperation. Virtual handshakes made with the aid of a robot were likewise shown to be as effective in creating a sense of connectedness.
May 11, 2015
A Chinese robot called Yangyang has creepy lifelike facial expressions. The robot also bears a resemblance to Sarah Palin.
FUTURE TECH May 1, 2015
The super climbing powers of the gecko is inspiring new robotics that may one day help save lives and make heavy lifting much easier in industrial and construction settings.
FUTURE TECH April 27, 2015
This poor lady had no idea what she was up against when she bought a vacuum cleaner robot to make her life easier. She made the big mistake of falling asleep on the floor while the robot was working.
Internet Culture February 10, 2015
Saffir is a new firefighting robot designed by the U.S. Navy. How does it work?
February 7, 2015
Huis Ten Bosch, a Netherlands theme park in Japan, announced its plan to open a high-tech hotel that is staffed by robots.
Internet Culture February 5, 2015