Robotics

Ford bets $1B on startup founded by Waymo, Uber vets

Feb 11, 2017

Ford Motor will spend $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021

Exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

Feb 7, 2017

Inspired by his belief that human beings are terrified of robots, Ben Russell set out to chart the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will get people to think about how androids can enhance their lives

In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission

Feb 4, 2017

Israel is placing high hopes in the country's youth in its quest to become a world leader in cybersecurity and cyber technology, creating something of a boot camp for cyber defense

Whoosh! Swish! Meet Bat Bot, the new flying batlike drone

Feb 1, 2017

Researchers have created Bat Bot, a soaring, sweeping and dive bombing robot that may eventually fly circles around other drones

Rolling robots could soon be making deliveries in Virginia

Jan 25, 2017

Robots about the size of a beer cooler could soon be rolling down Virginia sidewalks to deliver sandwiches, groceries or packages

Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeve

Jan 18, 2017

Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping

UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system

Sep 23, 2016

One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system

Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza

Sep 14, 2016

A Silicon Valley startup is using robots and software to take a bite out of the pizza-delivery market

Meet Octobot, a robot that's a real softie, and cheap

Aug 24, 2016

The latest revolutionary robot isn't the hardened costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer

'Mr. Robot' mobile game launches as phony messaging app

Aug 17, 2016

A fake messaging app inspired by the USA Network hacker 'Mr. Robot' was released Tuesday for mobile devices

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