High-tech robots called PackBots will be unleashed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to help boost security and examine suspicious objects.
They are half a millimetre in size, have a star-shaped hydrogel shell and open when they are irradiated with laser light in the near-infrared range. The new micro-robots, developed in the laboratory of Professor Brad Nelson at ETH, will potentially aid the precision delivery of drugs.
It's a huge leap forward for robotic science. Researchers have created a robot that can effortlessly pick up castors no matter who the wheels are located. The findings could have implications for production processes, which could potentially be more effective and less costly.
As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the audience.
Get a fir tree from the forest, drag it to the lab, decorate it festively and deliver gifts: this is how the Autonomous Systems Lab's robots celebrate Christmas.
A neglected statistical tool could help robots better understand the objects in the world around them.
Neurosurgeons, scientists and engineers have joined hands to devise maggot-like robots which would eat brain tumors and suck out cancerous cells which are hard to reach.
Invention paves the way for designs of efficient, biomimetic artificial muscles and contributes towards development of green robots
A recent University of Auckland study has measured the reactions to different degrees of humanlike features on a robot's display screen.
Robots can do a lot for us: they can explore space or cut our toenails. But do advances in robotics and artificial intelligence hold hidden threats? Three leaders in their fields answer questions about our relationships with robots.
Cornell University researchers have officially designed the perfect robot. They've created a machine that can actually anticipate when you want another beer--and then pour it for you. The bartending robot doesn't event expect a tip.