This Hexapod's Appendages Are Made From Robotic Snakes

Though it may look like a spider, the legs of this hexapod are actually made from the same technology that allows for sidewinding robotic snakes. The result is a rather creepy, but surprisingly strong and resilient, "snake monster." » 12/24/14 12:40pm 12/24/14 12:40pm

DARPA developing a robotic pilot for their flying car

Today the US Department of Defense announced that they would be collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University to develop an autonomous copilot for DARPA's upcoming "helicopter jeep" project. Yes, the military is developing a helicopter jeep. » 11/09/10 10:20am 11/09/10 10:20am

Where Was This Picture Taken?

How many times have computers in science fiction done things that computers cannot do, like enhancing the resolution of an image from a security camera or picking out a perfect recording of a background conversation in a crowded room? Well, it turns out that we might be underestimating our software engineers after… » 7/12/08 4:00pm 7/12/08 4:00pm

Meet Pittsburgh’s BigBots

If you've been putting off that trip to Pittsburgh, now might be the time to call your travel agent. Yesterday, the Steel City kicked off the Robot 250 Festival, a 17-day celebration of robot art and technology, featuring art exhibits, workshops, lectures, parties, film, and theater, all with a robot theme.… » 7/12/08 11:00am 7/12/08 11:00am