Japanese MH-2 Shoulder Robot Wants To Be Your Friend, Literally
This 20-DOF miniature humanoid acts as a shoulder-mounded remote-telepresence avatar
The Rise of the Body Bots
Exoskeletons are strutting out of the lab--and they are carrying their creators with them
Sarcos Exoskeleton Bringing Iron Man Suit Closer To Reality
The XOS 2 exoskeleton is designed to lighten a soldier's load and help the military reduce injuries. It also lets you pretend you're Tony Stark
Monkeys Use Brain Interface to Move and Feel Virtual Objects
Scientists have demonstrated that macaques using a brain-controlled virtual hand can identify the texture of objects in a computer
Berkeley Bionics Introduces eLEGS Robotic Exoskeleton
After only a few hours of practice, some paraplegics are able to use this robot suit to stand up and walk
Robot Surgeons Are Taking Over the Operating Room
Watch six of the coolest surgical robots in action
Can We Trust Robots?
Robots will soon have the power of life and death over human beings. Are they ready? Are we?
How to Build a Moral Robot
If robots are going to drive our cars and play with our kids, we’ll need to teach them right from wrong
Do We Want Robot Warriors to Decide Who Lives or Dies?
As artificial intelligence in military robots advances, the meaning of warfare is being redefined
Would You Trust a Robot Surgeon to Operate on You?
Precise and dexterous surgical robots may take over the operating room
Can You Program Ethics Into a Self-Driving Car?
When self-driving cars kill, it’s the code (and the coders) that will be put on trial
Pothole Detection for the Visually Impaired
An early prototype applies machine learning algorithms to identify uneven surfaces
Kniterate Updates the Knitting Machine to Be an Easy-to-Use 3-D Printer for Fabric
Kniterate aims to make maker spaces a little cozier with printable knitwear
Smart Contact Lens-Eyeglass Combo Monitors Diabetes and Delivers Drugs
The system could be an easy, pain-free way to monitor diabetes and treat its eye-related complications
On Second Try, NASA Manages to Blow Up Inflatable ISS Module
After many dull hours of work, astronauts on the ISS successfully inflate the BEAM module
Ethereum’s $150-Million Blockchain-Powered Fund Opens Just as Researchers Call For a Halt
The Ethereum DAO was to be a triumph, but vulnerabilities could mar the debut
Video Friday: Swarming UAVs, Perching RoboBees, and Skydiving Kamigamis
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
For the Well-Dressed Atomic Worker, an Inflatable Suit
This “Atoms for Peace”-era polyethylene suit shielded nuclear power plant workers from radiation exposure
Cellphone Radiation Linked to Cancer in Major Rat Study
The "gold-standard" research found a low incidence in brain and heart tumors, but only in male rats. Expect regulatory agencies to react, says expert
Building a DIY Digital Movie Camera With Vintage Lenses
Capture the 8-mm film look of yesteryear with a Raspberry Pi