Why DARPA's Robotics Challenge Is More Important Than Robots Falling

DARPA throws its big Robotics Challenge competition every year in an attempt to push the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to android-like capabilities. Although a lot of us like to laugh at the competition’s comical failures, the technology gets better every year, with the hopes that one day it will be… »6/25/15 6:20pm

Next DARPA Grand Challenge to Be Held on City Streets, First 11 Teams Picked

As we mentioned earlier this year, the next DARPA Grand Challenge will remove all those spanky autonomous vehicles from the desert and drop them onto city streets, albiet mocked-up ones. Entrants, like VW's and Stanford University's Stanley the Touareg (pictured), must follow all traffic laws to find their way around… »10/04/06 3:57pm

Robot, I'm Thinking of a Number: Honda Develops Robot Controlled by Thoughts

The newest ESP technology from Honda has not a thing to do with traction control. The company recently demonstrated a system through which brain signals can guide a robotic hand. Holy crap, you say? Yes, exactly. Developed with Japan's Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, the system uses… »6/02/06 9:00am