Robotics

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI

Jul 17, 2018

Facebook is showing sudden interest in robotics, though it's not because it wants to build mechanical friends

China push to end reliance on US tech at trade fight's core

Jul 5, 2018

China push to end reliance on US tech at core of festering trade fight

IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

Jun 19, 2018

IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years

IBM pits computer against human debaters

Jun 19, 2018

IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years

Maker of fearsome animal robots is edging into the light

Jun 5, 2018

The secretive maker of fearsome animal robots is starting to emerge from a quarter century of stealth

Walking robot maker prepares to unleash its dog-like machine

May 12, 2018

A robotics company known for its widely-shared YouTube videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is finally preparing to sell some of them after years of research

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

May 11, 2018

Italian researchers say their new robotic hand allows users to grip objects more naturally and has a simpler mechanical design that will lower the price significantly

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

May 9, 2018

A computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls wowed a crowd of Google enthusiasts, but is it ethical?

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

May 3, 2018

Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but a new restaurant in Boston is employing what it calls a "never-before-seen robotic kitchen" to cook up ingredients and spout them into a bowl

China's JD.com looks to Silicon Valley center for innovation

Apr 29, 2018

Polite robots? Robotic arms? China's JD.com looks to Silicon Valley center for innovation.

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