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Robot firefighters – not as sexy as the real thing, but still cool

Robots have been created to do a lot of ridiculous and totally unnecessary things over the years. Here's one, though, that actually makes sense....

Life-Sized Robotic Fly For Military Surveillance

If the movie Transformers has taught as anything, it's that big robots can cause some pretty massive damage. In an effort to keep things...

Remotely Control Your Robot Cleaner Using a Cell Phone

Too lazy to walk around your 600 square foot bachelor pad with a vacuum cleaner? Yeah, me too. I want to just sit back...

Robotic Hand: Remote Heart Surgery Closer Than You Think (Video)

Technology, as I'm sure you're well aware, is advancing at an increasingly expedient pace. What was hot and innovative just a couple years ago...

Germans Unveil Titan, World’s Largest Robot

German efficiency and determination have produced the world's largest and strongest robot, the KUKA KR 1000. It's full-on huge, with a height of just...

Robotic Caterpillar Can Help Heart Patients

Not that many legs on this little mechanical medical marvel, but it's called a "robotic caterpillar" anyway. It's a creation of the Robotics Institute...

Video: Robot Chicken by Sega, Not Seth Green

When I first heard about this robot chicken, I immediately thought of the very strange animated series created by Seth Green. Unfortunately, this creation...

Propulsion Breakthrough Holds Promise for Medical Microbots

I suspect that there will be a run on Fantastic Voyage rentals in the next few months. Fans and trivia buffs will remember that...

Dexter, the Robot That Can Learn on the Fly

Meet Dexter. He's still in his formative years, just learning how to walk, to think. But he can analyze 20,000 actions a second. Dexter is...

Mini Robot Explores, Gives You Medicine from Within

This will still give some people the creeps. It's a mini robot that can be controlled remotely even after it's inside your body. That's thanks...

Robots to Learn Human Emotions

One of the things that humans will always have over robots is, for better or worse, the complexity of emotions. Computers can think better...

iRobot Next-Generation Bomb-Removing Robot

When it comes to handling explosive objects, it's probably better if you don't go in there yourself to deal with it. I think it'd...

i-SOBOT: handheld robot for adults

If you've been secretly jealous of your kids' ever-more-sophisticated toys, you can soon get one of your own, thanks to Takara Tomy, who are...

Video: Hamster-powered robot

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaOGcrtUrxU]I'm just not sure whether to laugh or quake in fear. iRobot, the folks who brought you the robots that can mop your...

Surgical robots go right down your throat

If you are one who gets freaked out in the dentist's chair, you might want to steady yourself before reading on. It seems the...

Video: Robot gets ‘human soul’

We're getting ever closer to the sentient robotic age. And we're not talking The Jetsons here, although this robot does roll around on wheels...

Robotic vehicle to be road-tested in traffic

Look closely behind the wheel of that Chevy Tahoe behind you, because there may not be a driver. In Pittsburgh, a group of researchers...

NetTansor: tiny Wi-Fi robot spy

So this little guy will go where you want him to go. He's small enough to remain unseen (if you try hard enough). And...

War robots dominate iRobot show

Isaac Asimov definitely would not approve. A recent iRobot gathering in Washington, D.C. featured robots designed for war. The autonomous killing machines were out in...

Matsushita targeting helpful robots this time

Matsushita is aiming to get back into the robot business. This time, however, the target audience will be people who need help. Speaking at the...

Instantmoto – robotic stores to sell Motorola

Motorola is looking towards vending machines as the newest way to expand their retail reach. The Instantmoto robotic stores will carry 30 different products...

MI RAI-RT robot: It sings, it dances, it speaks English

From the creators of AIBO comes MI RAI-RT, another in a growing line of moving, entertaining, and "speaking" robots. MI RAI-RT can do all sorts...

Miuro – a robot for your iPod

It seems like there is a dozen new iPod accessories released every day, but what we haven't seen so far is a robot. Well,...

Robot store to open in Japan

Having trouble finding a reliable place to buy your robots and robot-related items? Move to Japan. The world's first store dedicated entirely to the...

D2V-ZN: programmable robot on the move

Here we have another programmable robot out of South Korea. This one has a not-at-all catchy name, D2V-ZN, and it's from D2E Robotics. Still,...

USRobotics unveils two new Skype phones

USRobotics has come up with a couple more ways for us to easily use Skype, but the two new phones that they unveiled both...

Robonova robot army walks, flips, dances

Ally McBeal may have had a dancing baby, but you can now get your hands on a much more techie version in the form...

Land Walker: 10-foot-tall ‘armed’ robot

We're getting a Star Wars vibe from this one, specifically on the ice planet of Hoth. This is something that mere mortals can operate,...

Genibo: the robot dog returns

It didn't take the robot aficionados long to get a new pet dog. This sounds a lot like Aibo, but it's not really. It's...

Doctor Nemo, a nanorobot to swim through your veins

Sounds like something out of a Jules Verne story. A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon have released word of a micro-sized robot that they...

R7 robot provides a different sort of walkabout

Not sure how many uses you can find for this one, but there it is all the same. It's the R7, a walkable robot...

4WD robot flaps circles around the competition

Check this out: a ground robot that has four-wheel drive, and that's just the beginning. It's called the Spybot 4WD, and its made by MacroSwiss....

Robots could flap paper wings and fly

Can paper move a robot? Researchers in South Korea think so, and they are out to prove it. A team at Inha University has discovered...

Samsung to release pair of robot room cleaners

Some people enjoy cleaning, but I am definitely not one of those people. With the advances in technology these days, we're already seeing some...

Microsoft strides into robotics fray

Microsoft is getting into the robotics game, with a whole toolkit of Windows-based resources and a fistful of funding for a research group to...

A school tale of two robots

Isaac Asimov would be proud. A New York teenager isn't letting his stay in a hospital get in the way of his schooling. Using a...

Robot controlled by brain waves

Maybe you've seen an episode of a science fiction show in which a person has wires connecting his head to a machine. The suggestion...

Robot-driven cars get next challenge

In late 2007, the next Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Grand Challenge will take place. It's a car race with robots at the wheel. The...

A “robotic” gearbox from Renault

While images of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 are immediately conjured up by the idea of robots taking over the world, Renault isn't set...

Navy orders more iRobot bomb destroyers

More robots are on the way, and the Navy couldn't be happier. The U.S. Navy has placed an order for 213 more iRobot bomb disposal...

Researchers’ dream: bacteria to power robots

Think of it as electronic photosynthesis. A team of researchers made up of scientists from two American universities envisions using a strain of bacteria as...

Jindo the robot dog knows more tricks than Aibo

If you were a fan of Aibo, Sony’s robot dog, and you were sad to see him go out of production, this news will...

Citizen Eco-Be is one tiny rolling robot

Several companies are at work trying to make better and better robots. Citizen hasn’t been one of them up to now, but they have...

Voice-Activated R2-D2 AstroMech Robot from Hammacher

R2-D2 it is you. It IS you! Forget the R2 models and figures you played with in the past, this Voice-Activated R2-D2 from Hammacher...

Surgery in space will be possible with robots

Up until now, if you were in space and you needed surgery you were pretty much out of luck. Well, not anymore. A team...

USRobotics forays in VoIP Products, Internet Phone Launch Next Month

USRobotics this week announced its foray into the $493 million Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment market. The company has planned to begin launching...

U.S. Robotics launches 802.11g USB Adapter

U.S. Robotics announced a new 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 device. This device will be both USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant and will use accelerated...

SK Telecom unveils Security Robot

According to Korea Times -- "A new sophisticated robot will be able to guard your home around the clock and keep you informed on...

Epson Develops World’s Smallest Flying Microrobot

Tokyo, Japan -- Seiko Epson Corporation has developed the uFR ("Micro Flying Robot"), the world's smallest flying prototype microrobot. Epson developed the uFR to...

Samsung Unveils High-tech Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The home will never be the same again. Renowned for its innovation, Samsung Electronics has unveiled a trailblazing product that may transform the domestic...