Robotics

News and Articles About Robotics

People Will Lie to Robots to Avoid Hurting Their Feelings
Robots

People Will Lie to Robots to Avoid Hurting Their Feelings

The side effects of making machines more human.
Clothes Dryers of the Future Could Also Build Smartphones
Smartphones

Clothes Dryers of the Future Could Also Build Smartphones

An MIT design allows phone components to automatically snap together in a centrifuge.
At Last, Customer Service Agents That Customers Can't Drive Crazy.
Customer Service

At Last, Customer Service Agents That Customers Can't Drive Crazy.

Smart agents can improve customer service and increase productivity.
Jonathan Crane
Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record
Robots

Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record

These bots have moves you've never seen.
Rose Leadem
Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family
Robots

Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family

Be careful what you say, because the Big-I is watching. Always.
Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human
Robots

Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human

Japan is taking it up a notch on the creepiness scale as researchers unveil the new human-like Alter.
Rose Leadem
China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control
Robots

China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control

Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze River, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesized classical music.
Brain Break: Who Let the Robot Out?
Robots

Brain Break: Who Let the Robot Out?

A humanoid robot in Russia made a break for it, but people are wondering if it's all a hoax and not just human error.
Nina Zipkin
Robots May Be on the Cusp of Widespread Adoption, Jibo CEO Says
Robotics

Robots May Be on the Cusp of Widespread Adoption, Jibo CEO Says

The rapid adoption of helpful tech like the smartphone has elevated the idea of personal-assistant robots from science fiction to impending reality.
Lydia Belanger
These 5 Robotics Startups Are Changing The Way Work Gets Done
Robots

These 5 Robotics Startups Are Changing The Way Work Gets Done

Industrial robots don't always get as much attention as their humanoid counterparts, but they are changing the life of humans just as much, if not more.
Catherine Clifford
Say Hello to the Little Robot That Wants to Deliver Your Groceries
Robots

Say Hello to the Little Robot That Wants to Deliver Your Groceries

It's the first product from Starship Technologies, the robotics startup founded by the creators of Skype.
Nina Zipkin
Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Not Rob Us of Our Humanity. They Will Make Us More Profoundly Human.
Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Not Rob Us of Our Humanity. They Will Make Us More Profoundly Human.

The futurist sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss what it means to think and create in a near-future where knowledge and expertise are downloadable.
Catherine Clifford
Meet the Chatty Robot That Acts as a Smartphone
Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Chatty Robot That Acts as a Smartphone

RoBoHoN can dance and talk with people in addition to performing smartphone functions like texting and browsing the Internet.