According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the wild west of innovation and integration that comprises today’s robotics industry is due for a serious boom. The market research firm’s recent
It might be time to start building robot cemeteries Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing materials that could allow robots to decompose at the end of their lives, much
The car maker said recently that it is the first automaker to test its autonomous vehicles at a MCity, a 32-acre faux city located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While Ford has been developing its autonomous
Weeding with machine learning, not herbicides While the world’s first fully-robotic farm will operate indoors, traditional outdoor farms aren’t immune to the coming robotic revolution. Bonirob, developed
Robotic death on four chunky wheels Iran’s new Nazir robot car has a deadly secret. Inside the unmanned ground vehicle, there’s a mechanical arm and what appears to be the cylindrical casings for two A
In a video posted to YouTube in late March, Iraqi paramilitary group Saraya Al Salam showed off two weaponized unmanned ground vehicles (UVGs). The militia, which is controlled by Shi’a political leader
At Expand NY in November, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar talked about the erm, friendlier projects the agency is funding, including a mind-controlled robotic arm tested by Pittsburgh native Jan Scheuermann.
It's hard to covertly gather intelligence on the open seas; conventional drones and submarines make it rather obvious that something's up. The US Navy might just have a stealthier option with its experimental
Cloud compatibility in the actual clouds. Drones soon may be bound together by a common code. Airware, a commercial drone software company with MIT roots, hopes to unify drones in a shared code architecture.
Innovation Sept. 19, 2014, 9:52 PM GMT / Updated Sept. 19, 2014, 9:52 PM GMT The Navy's massive Triton unmanned aerial vehicle has just completed a nearly 3,800-mile trip across the country, travelling
Illustration shows the suite of instruments that will be on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Courtesy: NASA Living off the land looks like the key to survival on Mars, so NASA’s next red planet rover will help
NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS. Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google
The chip company shows off its open source robot that can talk, dance and tweet. Intel plans to bring its fully customizable, 3-D printable robot kit to market by the end of the year, with a consumer starting
Humans are good at catching fast-moving objects -- just ask any baseball fan. Robots typically lag behind, however, which is why the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a robot