Category Archives: Robots


Watch how robots and drones are transforming wildlife documentaries

Will Burrard-Lucas is a wildlife photographer. Sometimes that means documenting dangerous animals, and of course, to do this, he needs a good zoom lens and a low profile... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/26/14


More News Is Being Written By Robots Than You Think

It’s easy to praise robots and automation when it isn’t your ass on the line. I’ve done it lots. But I may have to eat my own Cheerios soon enough. Software is... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/25/14


Lego Robot Smashes Its Own Rubik’s Cube Record, 40% Faster in 3 Years

A Lego robot just crushed the Rubik’s cube speed world record. David Gilday and Mike Dobson’s Cubestormer 3, posted a mark of 3.253 seconds at the UK’s Big Bang... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/24/14


Robotic Fish Swims as Deftly as the Real Thing

Before robots go mainstream, there are two major motion-related challenges they will need to surmount: navigating complex environments, perhaps by aping nature’s... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/19/14


Driverless Cars, Meet Captainless Ships: Autonomous Vehicles To Take To The Sea

If artificial intelligence is sophisticated enough to guide a car through Bay Area traffic, surely it can pilot a ship safely from port to port on the open sea. That’s... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/18/14


As Robots Evolve the Workforce, Will Labor Laws Keep Pace?

Every day, robots pop up in more workplaces. Employers in industries from health care to food service are drawn to automation technology by the promise of greater... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/16/14


Superstrong Artificial Muscles Developed From Fishing Line and Sewing Thread

We tend to dream of a future enabled by miraculous materials—nanoscale honeycomb lattices of strong, ultralight superconducting metals. Carbon nanotubes and graphene... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/10/14


Controversy Brews Over Role Of ‘Killer Robots’ In Theater of War

Technology promises to improve people's quality of life, and what could be a better example of that than sending robots instead of humans into dangerous situations? Robots... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/9/14

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