• The internet of thoughts is coming

    Bot-enabled interface between brains and cloud storage is likely.

    Before the century is out, advances in nano-technology, nano-medicine, AI, and computation will result in the develop...

    Robotics April 16, 2019
  • Conversation

    Killer robots already exist

    Anxiety about autonomous weapons is rational.

    Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, according to a statement by the US Depa...

    Technology April 1, 2019
  • Legal problems loom for cyborgs

    The problem is the law doesn’t recognise them.

    The new movie Alita: Battle Angel has once again drawn our attention to the idea of cyborgs: machine-human hybrids. A...

    Robotics February 20, 2019
  • The science of cyborgs like Alita: Battle Angel

    It make us think about what the future looks likes.

    Alita: preparing for battle. Credit: 20th Century Fox Alita: Battle Angel is an interesting and wild ride, jam-packed...

    Robotics February 17, 2019
  • 10 most exciting developments with robots

    Celebrate advances in several different fields.

    From the pages of science fiction stories, to cinema and television screens, to perching next to us in the workplace,...

    Technology January 16, 2019
  • Robot reveals when tetrapods walked tall

    Scientists reverse engineer bot to learn about first land animals.

    Tetrapods learnt to walk efficiently on land earlier than previously thought, a new study suggests, and the prehistor...

    Robotics January 16, 2019
  • Robotic creepy-crawlies climb walls

    Two teams of researchers exploit electrostatic forces.

    One of the Shanghai team's wall-climbing robots.Gu et al., Sci. Robot. 3, eaat2874 (2018)Two teams of researcher...

    Robotics December 19, 2018
  • Star Wars shows the way on robotics

    A droid in the new flick suggests the future of robot design. Sort of.

    With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Movie and the rise of its break-out star, a self-modifying droid called L3-37, ...

    Robotics June 20, 2018
  • Robots offer new ways to study sea life

    Scuba diving biologists may become an endangered species.

    Researchers seeking new ways to explore the ocean have developed an underwater “robotic plankton” inexpensive enough ...

    Robotics February 15, 2018
  • Mantis makes a spectacle of itself

    Studying praying mantis vision could lead to cheaper robots.

    Stereoscopic vision in praying mantises works in a significantly different way to that found in mammals such as human...

    Robotics February 8, 2018
  • The 10 “great challenges” for robots

    Moral boundaries are one of the difficulties faced by bots.

    Developing the capacity to make moral decisions is one of the 10 greatest challenges facing robots in the near future...

    Robotics January 31, 2018
  • Robots heal injured pig oesaphagus

    A team report success with a cell-regenerating robot implant.

    Every so often the march of research seems to take an abrupt turn into the realm of science fiction. For example, a n...

    Robotics January 14, 2018
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