The 25th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship was held in St. Louis, and the entire show culminated in a battle royale among four teams in front of a crowd of over 40,000.
Racing a robot seems like either a recipe for embarrassment or the best training tool ever. Puma thinks the latter, so they partnered with J. Walter Thompson ad agency to make a pacing robot called BeatBot. It's kind of like a…
In a fascinating marriage between tradition and technology, a Buddhist temple in China has welcomed a robot monk into its order, with the hopes of attracting new practitioners with a tech-forward approach.
A DIY robot named Antbo is geared toward teaching children and teenagers how to program in an interactive manner. The robot aims to "specifically target maker, design, and coding enthusiasts to help foster their skills."
Sharp is developing a new smartphone called RoBoHon, except it looks nothing like a traditional phone. Instead, RoBoHon is a small robot friend who does everything your phone can, but with added cuteness.
Watering the grass with a hose takes both effort and water. Unless, of course, you have Growver. Growver is a connected robot that basically roams your yard, watering your lawn. Plus, it saves water by only watering where needed.
In an illuminating display of the limitations of technology, a fleet of error-prone robots has caused the downfall of two restaurants in China. The robots proved unable to fulfill the function of waitstaff.
Festo has created autonomous spherical drone with a robotic gripper arm that can pick up and deliver any object. FreeMotionHandling flies without a pilot, thanks to eight propellers, two body-mounted cameras, and an indoor GPS.