Robots

How an Autonomous Self-Assembling Space Robot Could Transform NASA’s Future Missions

The Archinaut One could support NASA’s efforts to reach the moon and Mars—and one day, potentially defend itself in outer space.

'MacGyver' Robot Builds Tools with What's on Hand

For years, computer scientists and others have been working to provide robots with unconventional problem-solving abilities.

How Libraries are Embracing Artificial Intelligence

A humanoid robot named Pepper helps teach coding at Roanoke County Public Libraries, one of many branches across the country embracing the emerging technology.

A Robot Has Been Stuck on Mars for Months

NASA will conduct a delicate rescue mission to free a probe trapped just inches below the red planet’s surface.

Border Patrol Wants Robots that Can Go Underground and Report Back

Homeland Security is looking for innovative robots that can navigate underground tunnels and communicate with headquarters.

Government Seeks Input on Reboot of Nation's Strategic Computing Objectives

When technology progresses quickly, the strategies behind it may need to as well.

Inside the Growing Problem of Space Debris

Technology alone may not be enough to address it.

To Unleash a Modern Workforce, America Must Revamp Education

Federal leaders say the nation needs to pivot education towards tech-focused training in fields like robotics.

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The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

Russia’s Pistol-Packing Robot Is Scrambling for Parts

The program’s foreign suppliers stopped shipping components after gunfire videos went viral.

The U.S. Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

Special Operations Command’s much-anticipated super suit won’t be here for Christmas.

The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting

At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.

The Grim Future of Urban Warfare

New technologies are making war even more horrific.