Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

Jul 21, 2017

An underwater robot has captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago

SoftBank CEO sees massive data, AI as key to future advances

Jul 20, 2017

SoftBank CEO says data, artificial intelligence keys to an 'information revolution' that will benefit people more than the Industrial Revolution

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

Jul 19, 2017

An underwater robot has entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place

Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics event

Jul 19, 2017

Teams left with medals in a variety of categories at an international robotics competition in Washington that attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations

French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time

May 26, 2017

French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time at Romania tech fair

Killer artificial intelligence returns in 'Alien: Covenant'

May 16, 2017

Modern movie culture would have you believe artificial intelligence is out to kill us, and while some top scientists share that concern, Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't

The toughest challenge for self-driving cars? Human drivers

May 11, 2017

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the pavement with reckless, law-breaking human drivers

SoftBank's profit zooms on Sprint turnaround, Alibaba

May 10, 2017

Japanese internet, robot and solar company SoftBank Group reports 12-fold climb in quarterly profit, boosted by a turnaround at U.S. mobile unit Sprint

Chatting robots and music: fun gadgets on show in Barcelona

Feb 27, 2017

Here's a glimpse of some of the gadgets and apps displayed by start-up companies this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

Feb 17, 2017

Robot probes at one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup

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