Robots

Vote Now for the Future of Robotics

The European Union's Robotics4EU initiative aims to give the public a voice on how comfortable they are with certain types of robots and artificial intelligence.

The U.S. Military Is Buying Electric Jet-ski Robots

Tests will see whether battery-powered personal watercraft can help with search-and-rescue

'Fake' Data Gets Robots to Learn New Stuff Faster

A training innovation could help robots learn difficult tasks quickly.

FCC Implements New Rules To Battle Influx Of Robocalls

Gateway carriers are now more responsible for screening calls that may be spam.

How the Brain Organizes Memories in Time

An expansive research project took more than three years to complete.

Creepy, Cool and Coherent: Potential Government Tech Shines at CES 2022

From humanoid robots to zero-emissions drones, CES was filled with lots of tech that may be relevant to government soon.

Defense Logistics Agency Enlists ‘Citizen Developers’ to Grow its RPA Bot Army

The agency currently deploys 40 new bots a year—but has big plans to double that.

Robot With Bird Feet Can Perch and Grab

With feet and legs like a peregrine falcon, engineers have created a robot that can perch and carry objects like a bird.

Study: China Far Outpacing U.S. in Worldwide Robotics Patents

The U.S. is fourth in robotics patents, behind China, Japan and South Korea.

US Army to Stage Largest Robot Tank Experiment Ever

Its lessons will inform the Army’s next-gen-unmanned-vehicles plan to ask tech firms to deliver the brains and established firms to deliver the wheels.

Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts

Officials identified the vendor they’re eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Raises Serious Concerns – but Probably Not the Ones You Think

The Tesla Bot comes with a whole portfolio of risks that are hard to quantify and easy to overlook and yet inevitably end up tripping up innovators.

Rescue Robots Get a Speed Upgrade for Rough Terrain

A new planning algorithm helps robots figure out how to balance with hands and feet.

Lesson from a Robot Swarm: Change Group Behavior by Talking One-on-One Rather than Getting on a Soapbox

Persuading people one-on-one might be the best route to getting them to recognize better alternatives.

Fish Fins Are Teaching Us the Secret to Flexible Robots and New Shape-Changing Materials

Materials based on a segmented structure could be used in underwater propulsion and improve the agility and speed of fish-inspired submarines.