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This Robotic Hand Can Shift Gears to Catch a Beer Can and Crush It

By creating a lightweight, 3D-printed “transmission,” engineers were able to build a hand that is strong when it needs to be and fast when it needs to be.
Kaleigh Rogers
7 hours ago
robots

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Is Getting Good, and Now I’m Nervous

Atlas learned some parkour moves.
Samantha Cole
10.11.18
asteroids

These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
rubik's cube

Watch This Rubik’s Cube Solve Itself

A ball of servos covered in a Rubik’s Cube can run a simple program to solve itself.
Matthew Gault
9.24.18
robot overlords

Children Are Easily Peer Pressured by Robots, Study Finds

Experiments reveal that kids were significantly influenced by Nao robots who fed them the wrong answers to visual problems.
Becky Ferreira
8.15.18
robots

Watch a Mesmerizing Robot Bounce a Ping-Pong Ball Using Sound

Four microphones pick up on the sound of the ball striking the platform, and self-adjust accordingly.
Samantha Cole
7.26.18
soccer

Watch the Final Match of the Robot World Cup

The RoboCup is an annual contest to build and program teams of soccer-playing robots.
Jon Christian
6.25.18
robots

Check Out These Creepy Crawling Insect Robots from Japan

The University of Tokyo's Parametric Move Conference pushes the limits of the ways robots get around.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.18.18
Tedium

How Robotic Arms Defined the Industrial Revolution

The evolution of the robotic arm, a product invented in the US that came to define modern factories around the world. It wasn't an easy sell in America.
Ernie Smith
6.18.18
sampling errors

If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.18
video

Behold the LEGO Robot That Makes Breakfast

Building a better breakfast brick by brick.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.8.18
anthropunk

Delivery Robots Will Rely on Human Kindness and Labor

If robots are going to invade public spaces, they will be subject to vandalism and pranking.
S.A. Applin
5.8.18