Yangyang is a female robot that will cause you to marvel at the capabilities of modern technology, creep you out, or remind you of Sarah Palin –- maybe all of the above. The humanoid can talk, blink, smile, shake your hand, and even hug you.
A group of mechanical engineers from Stanford University has developed a set of tiny robots capable of lifting/pulling objects hundreds of times their own weight -- including one that can move objects over 1700 times its own weight. That's like you dragging…
Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic have a strong and eye-catching message for the U.N.: “Ban killer robots.” In a 38-page report, the two groups lay out their concerns and propose an international ban on these…
In its ongoing effort to streamline costs and transform its vast distribution centers into fully automated operations, Amazon is holding a contest to find the perfect robot for picking and packing items that it sells to customers.
A new education program called Teach Wonder was launched this month in more than 150 American schools. Wonder Workshop deployed its Dash and Dot robots into 150 US schools to inspire kids to learn to code.
Ever wanted a robot that makes pancakes for you? Well good news -- not only does such a robot exist, it also happens to be on Kickstarter right now for under 200 bucks.
With its population aging fast and birth rate falling, Japan is set to call on robots to help care for its senior citizens. A team of researchers in Nagoya recently unveiled the third version of Robear, a robot with a bear's face capable of lifting adults.
It's been a while since we last saw something from Boston Dynamics, but the company has recently produced a smaller (more kickable) version of its signature four-legged robots, and has released some fresh footage of it in action.
Finally taking a solid step forward to a future that includes Will Smith fighting legions of sentient machines, a hotel in Japan has ditched silly humans in favor of a staff of humanoid robots.
After keeping the project under wraps for years, the Office of Naval Research has finally released details on it's firefighting robot, SAFFiR.
Give a robot a cooking program and you feed it for a day; teach a robot how to learn by watching how-to cooking videos and you feed it for a lifetime. A DARPA program has enabled robots to learn how to cook by watching YouTube videos.
Designed to replace the faceplate of your existing Roomba, Thinking Cleaner connects the bot to your home wireless network and gives it all the features and functionality that iRobot forgot to include
Amazon announced that 15,000 robots from Kiva Systems will be deployed in 10 fulfillment centers in order to combat the holiday rush. Don't fret, humans: Amazon will also bring aboard 80,000 seasonal workers.