Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be enhanced by a concurrent skills competition between the world's top robots. Would a Robot Olympiad be a silly stunt or a major step for 21st-century technology?
The Hanwa Eagles have introduced a cheering section of automated fans that can be controlled by fans at home. The struggling team hopes these new supporters will improve the game-day atmosphere.
The Myo armband, developed by Canadian company Thalmic Labs, allows wearers to control electronic devices with hand and arm gestures. The technology evokes sci-fi films such as Star Wars and Minority Report.
In a new dance routine, Japanese dance troupe ElevenPlay explores the relationship between the body and technology by dancing with drones programmed by designer Daito Manabe.
The US Navy is working with several universities on a new multi-year project designed to figure out how to engineer moral competence. One big challenge: Science still doesn't know exactly how it works in humans.
EasyJet will soon begin trials with the drones, which they hope will perform checks faster and with more accuracy. If successful, they could appear on the tarmac early next year.
A consortium of universities and companies are working on ways to get a team consisting of robots, drones, autonomous vehicles and dogs to communicate with each other in a disaster scenario.
Designed by a team of University of Pennsylvania students, the Titan Arm just received a $45,000 award from the James Dyson Foundation.
An MIT scientist has succeeded in creating mini-cubes that have no external parts yet are able to move and assemble themselves into larger shapes. Possible applications include repairing damaged buildings and exploring dangerous terrain.
Human tour guides need not worry...yet: Skycall is a proof-of-concept that allows lost visitors to summon help in the form of a small quadcopter.
Adam Conway's custom-built drone only cost about US$100 to make, and although it still needs a bit of work, the technology behind it could prove useful in a variety of situations.
Veebot's automated system can correctly locate a suitable vein about 83 percent of the time, which makes it about as good as a human technician. The company is shooting for 90 percent accuracy before beginning clinical trials.
Virginia Military Institute professors have designed a rover that attracts and kills ticks as it crosses an area. Tests show a kill rate of between 75 and 100 percent.
New Yorkers no longer have to worry about recovering lost or stolen keys: KeyMe automated kiosks can provide replacements at any time from a stored digital copy.
Researchers have developed a robot that observers your body movements and maps them against 120 household activities.