Don't-Miss Robot Stories

Coralbots will restore and rebuild damaged coral reefs

Coralbots aim to be a team of robots that navigate across a damaged coral reef and transplant pieces of healthy coral in the process.

RHex robot jumps like Roo, bounds around like Tigger

As far as the robot acrobatics go, forget the little robot that can pirouette around a horizontal bar. Instead, turn your attentions to RHex, the six-legged robot that can jump reasonably far for a machine of its size.

Robots can assemble Ikea furniture, potentially save your marriage


Putting together Ikea furniture is a cruel test of mettle that most of us must brave sooner or later, but science has (finally) done something worthwhile by creating an Ikea-furniture-assembling robot.

Five essential tech lessons I learned from 'Iron Man 3'

The latest 'Iron Man' flick isn't just a superhero action movie. It's a commentary on the nexus between technology and humanity, as Jason Snell discovered.

Beer Drone takes to the sky, brings cold brews to the thirsty masses

A flying drone will airdrop beers to music festival attendees. Cheers!

The University of Maryland just made a flying, flapping robot bird (of prey)

Robo Raven is a robot bird that flaps around to fly, can dive and swoop like a real bird of prey.

United Nations report says no to killer robots

“Killer robots should not have power to destroy human life” says U.N. report.

TitanArm gives you superhuman strength, is the perfect excuse to skip the gym

On this day when the world’s thoughts are turning to a comic book hero with vast financial resources who armors himself in a powerful mechanical suit, it’s fitting that we take a look at a little bit of tech from UPenn that proves Hollywood imitates life.

Tiny insect robot floats better than a butterfly, won't sting like a bee

The world's tiniest robot can take off and fly perfectly, thanks to engineers at Harvard University.

Baseball-playing robot has an artificial brain, can learn to hit curveballs

Well, this is it, guys. Here’s where humans really do start become obsolete. We’re now building robots that can not only play sports, but can learn how to play better using a artificial brain that works like a human's.

Curiosity rover may be in trouble after a month of silence

NASA engineers are waiting to see if they can pull a long-running Mars rover out of stand-by mode.

Japan uses robots, tech to care for elderly

Japanese firms in Osaka showed their solutions to caring for the country's handicapped and increasing number of elderly

This six-foot-tall rideable mecha is just for kids, costs as much as a new car

Don't have the millions it takes to buy the 13-foot-tall Kuratas rideable robot? If you're small enough, you could have this mecha instead.

Flipperbot is a robot that moves like a baby sea turtle

Over the years, scientists have taken cues from just about everything in the animal kingdom to make robots. This time, they're taking a page out of the sea turtle's book.

Nerdiest proposal ever? Watch someone pop the question using an aerial drone

How would you go about proposing to your significant other? With flowers? A picnic in the park? A fancy dinner? At a baseball game? If you're this gentlemen who goes by the name of Jason, none of these options are good enough. No, you propose using technology. More specifically, an aerial drone.