Robot Gift Guide 2018

Over a dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts […]

Video Friday: Space Station’s New Robot Helper, and More

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos […]

New Class of Metamaterials Changes Physical Properties in Seconds

Mechanical metamaterials can have their rigidity tuned, offering a new approach to soft robotics […]

DeepMind Achieves Holy Grail: An AI That Can Master Games Like Chess and Go Without Human Help

AlphaZero, a general-purpose game-playing system, quickly taught itself to be the best player ever in Go, chess and Shogi […]

The Promise—and Complications—of Domestic Robots

Every year, for just a few days in a major city, a small team of roboticists get to live the dream: ordering around their own personal robot butlers. In carefully-constructed replicas of a restaurant scene or a domestic setting, these robots perform any number of simple algorithmic tasks. “Get the can of beans from the […] […]

IHMC Teaches Atlas to Walk Like a Human

Humans walk with straight legs and most robots don’t, but IHMC is teaching Atlas to do better […]

This Plant Is Driving Its Own Robot

A robot that can detect a plant’s electrochemical signals goes where the plant wants it to go […]

Jibo Is Probably Totally Dead Now

The pioneering social robot company has sold its IP and assets, meaning that this is pretty much the end […]

Video Friday: InSight Mars Lander, and More

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos […]

Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology

Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England’s Hampshire countryside. […]