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8-inch robot closes Denver streets

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Denver police swung into action Wednesday afternoon as the city faced a harrowing robot threat that shut part of the city for more than two hours. The Denver Post reports that police were called around 3:30pm...

Robots to help children to form relationships

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Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, Dr. Ben Robins and Dr. Ester Ferrari at the University of Hertfordshire's School of Computer Science are partners in the European Sixth Framework funded, €3.22 million Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions...

'Guessing' robots find their way

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US researchers from Purdue University, Indiana are developing robots that navigate through unfamiliar surroundings by creating maps of areas they have already explored and then use this information to make predictions. A technique called "simultaneous...

U.S. launches satellite repair robots

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) along with the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same branch of the U.S. military that created the internet, has launched a pair of prototype robots into...

New Biological Robots Build Themselves

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Inspired by biological systems, scientists have developed miniature robots that can self-assemble using parts that float randomly in their environments. The robots also know when something is amiss and can correct their own mistakes. ...

Humanoid robots wow Japanese

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Humanoid robots, some of which can even walk on two legs, dominate the world's largest robot exhibition, held this weekend in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. The show brings together more than 90...

Robots Strut and Sell at Japanese Show

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growing population of mechanical attendees rolls into the second Robodex exhibition. Robots at this year's Robodex exhibition here did get their wires crossed--figuratively rather than literally--but failed to rampage as some observers...

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