A recent report released by the McKinsey Institute predicts the potential economic contribution of new technologies such as advanced robotics, mobile internet and 3D printing are expected to return between US$14 trillion and US$33 trillion globally per year by 2025.
The new field of soft robotics aims to produce robots made of materials which are more adaptable, flexible and less hazardous than traditional steel and hard plastic. Swiss institutions are at the forefront of research in this novel field.
With rapid economic development in the past 20 years, China urgently feels the need to move from a manufacturing-driven to an innovation-driven economy. As a result, the state is supporting many bold research initiatives to develop and attract highly skilled individuals who will be needed to lead th...
DARPA has unveiled the most advanced humanoid robot yet. Dubbed "Atlas," the 6'2''-tall creation looks as if it could cause some serious damage if it wanted to. Yet the robot could be a huge step forward when it comes to the creation of life-like humanoid machines that could be used in search and re...
British researchers are currently developing robot swarms that could ultimately lead to a better understanding of how a group of machines could work together in order to fulfill any given task, providing insight into how humans can harness the power of machines.
Humans have Google and Wikipedia, now robots have Raptuya, an online database of information that helps robots "cope" in the world of humans, according to BBC News.
Robot technology has been developing at a fast pace and a company, Boston Dynamics, has built a robot that is agile and strong enough to climb rough terrain and even carries and hurls heavy loads.
A U.S. patent application was filed last week for an autonomous all-in-one 3D printing, milling, drilling and finishing robot by iRobot Corporation, called "Robotic Fabricator."
As a way to explore the surface of low gravity celestial objects like asteroids or concretely the small Martian moon Phobos, Stanford researchers in collaboration with NASA JPL have designed an autonomous robotic platform that involves a mother spacecraft deploying one or several spiked, roughly sph...
Successful training and operating a robotic arm employing a brain-computer interface (BCI) is demonstrated in a comprehensive human clinical study. A 52-year-old individual with tetraplegia was able to feed herself a bar of chocolate for the first time in 9 years.