A standoff between police and a man threatening to jump from a highway overpass came to a peaceful end, thanks to a robotic intervention
Thu 16 Apr 15 from IEEE Spectrum
SOME people relish putting on an apron and cooking dinner. Others, though, find cookery a black art best delegated to a domestic helpmeet, a microwave oven or, failing either of those, ...
Thu 16 Apr 15 from The Economist
Robots armed with new radiation-sensing cameras are performing surveys in areas of the stricken plant where radiation levels are too high for humans to enter
Thu 16 Apr 15 from Newscientist
The company that owns the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has been forced to abandon a new robot inside one of the damaged reactor vessels.
Mon 13 Apr 15 from BBC News
Fully autonomous weapons should be outlawed before they are developed, says a human-rights scholar.Delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons are meeting this ...
Fri 17 Apr 15 from MIT Technology Review
In this eight-second clip, a sword-fighting robot successfully parries a human attacker. Both are wielding foam swords, which is a good safety practice and makes them look…
Mon 13 Apr 15 from Popular Science
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. It is rather fortunate that the eMotionButterflies drone from Festo (the company that has come up with its fair share of advancements in the ...
Wed 8 Apr 15 from Ubergizmo
A feat of cosplay engineering results in a full-size walking TARS robot costume that uses aluminum and a pair of iPads to get the right look.
Tue 7 Apr 15 from CNET
In the world of the tiny zebrafish, the predatory red tiger oscar is the stuff of nightmares. And while the species has no natural reason to fear robots, researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School ...
Tue 7 Apr 15 from Phys.org
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