Moxi is a "friendly" hospital robot from Texas-based Diligent Robotics. The wheel-based bot, which begins trials this week, aims to free nurses from routine tasks so they can spend more time with patients.
American History X director Tony Kaye has announced plans to use a robot actor to play a lead role in 2nd Born, his next film. Instead of using computer-generated effects, the android will be trained in acting techniques for the movie.
Researchers have created multifunctional microbots using to a new fabrication process that lets them build millimeter-scale machines with micrometer-scale features. They demonstrated their breakthrough with a spider-like model.
Pizza Hut has added a robotic waiter to its staff in South Korea, where it will bring pizza to hungry customers. While it's not the first time the chain has worked with robots, the company that developed the bot also has greater plans.