Personally, I’m looking forward to a world where any given crowd scene is liberally peppered with robots of all kinds. The kind of thing movies like Star Wars have been preparing me for since I was a kid, dreaming of weaving around R2 units as I go anywhere. Finally, it looks like this dream will be happening, because
As if Christian Koenigsegg’s cars weren’t cool enough already, he’s now making robot cars way cooler than Michael Bay ever could.
A recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that 96.2 percent of people polled (actually only about 500 people) said they wanted “to have a steering wheel plus gas and brake pedals (or some other controls) available in completely self-driving vehicles.” You know what all those…
Watch this video. In a few years—when humans are being hunted down in some war by completely autonomous quadruped robotic beasts that can run faster than the fastest human on Earth—you will remember the day when you watched the video. The day it all started.
Okay, I added in the "jive" part. Because that's really all anyone wants out of a talking space robot, right? The robot, Kirobo, actually speaks Japanese, and was developed by Toyota as part of their research into human-machine interactions. Oh, and because it's Japanese, the robot is adorable.
The life of a booth professional is not always glamorous. They have to deal with pervy weirdos taking photos of them before smudging up the windshields with their awful breath as they spread as much of themselves on whatever car they can find. And that's just when the journalists are there.
There is a new version of Sand Flea, the amazing 11-pound radio-controlled car beast that can race and jump over buildings.
Years before Lucasfilm created the AT-AT and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog terrified the world, the US Army was working with General Electric on the "Walking Truck" project, basically a large walker which was controlled by a lever-pushing operator.
Oh, so you tore off the cardboard flaps from a carton of beer and spent 59 cents on some glitter, did you? I hope you're red-faced after hearing this Halloweener spent over $1,000 and 250 hours on his costume.
Robot, or Enthiran, is the most expensive Bollywood science fiction film ever created. It manages to combine features of the Matrix, Transformers, I, Robot and basically every other robot film you've ever seen into an explosive orgy of androids.
Computer-controlled, multi-axis assembly robots are the Carpocalypse's forgotten unemployed. Once, they built our cars; now, they sit dormant. What else are they good for? Here are ten jobs that might be a good fit.
Astronauts, America's beloved cowboys, are pissed about the Obama Administration killing manned spaceflight programs. Sounds like the right time for GM to brag about its astronaut-replacing R2 space robot NASA's sending into space this year. Launching tone-deaf PR in five...
The third of Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" states a robot must protect itself as long as such protection does not involve harming a human or disobeying orders. Therefore, the disturbing man-bot can't kill Wert for taunting him.
A traffic stop led to a car chase and now a police standoff between the Secret Service, LAPD, a laser-shooting robot and the President-threatening passengers of this red VW Beetle. The health care debate has officially gone wacky. [FoxNews]
The Honda Walking Assist Devices attempt to augment human mobility with robotic power. Earlier today I took the futuristic prototypes for an exclusive "first outdoors spin" in Times Square.
Honda plans to take over the world, starting with the Rose Bowl parade. Their tool of destruction? A five story tall ASIMO robot. We for one, welcome our new robotic vanilla overlords.
We keep telling you the robot wars are going to happen any day now, and you just don't listen. While this is more like some version of a robot dog nipping at your heels, we still don't know what the mechanical marvel is going to do with that ball when he catches his prey. Okay, we kid, we're pretty sure this is…
DARPA and Carnegie Mellon have been dumping money in the Crusher UGV and rightly so. This beast of a machine is fully autonomous, meaning it needs no driver. It will navigate between two GPS waypoints and uses advanced sensors to detect the best route to get there. The video suggests that the sensors are also capable…
Our techtastic siblings over at Gizmodo posted this video of the new, improved and non-faceplanting version of Honda's Asimo robot trying out for a spot on the LA Galaxy squad, auditioning for an O-Town backup-dancer position and proving that he really can climb stairs. No word on whether jogging helps him keep his…