Mars Robot Tech is Great for Cars on Earth

Space is hard. Anything from a stuck valve to a tiny mistake in a single line of code can turn a $100 million spacecraft into a pile of space dust. Not only does success or failure turn on a dime, but these factors...

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Robots Aren't Going to Replace Your Mailman

Anyone who's ever had a misdelivered package knows that the business of logistics is tricky. Boxes can get lost or damaged midway through the delivery process, and sometimes a two-day delivery turns into a couple of...

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For the Disabled, The Future is Robotic

It's been a long struggle, but researchers are finally developing robots that can begin to navigate human environments with the same agility as humans themselves. This is important, because the first use of these new...

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Competition and Robotics

Designing robots isn't easy. Materials science, mechanical engineering, biology, physics, and machine learning (plus other disciplines too numerous to mention) are all combined in the creation of robotics. As such,...

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Finding a Role for Robots in Sports

In the modern era of sportsmanship, athletes have carefully individualized training regimes, a monitored caloric intake, and they regularly endure a thorough battery of tests.

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Great Ways to Get Started in the World of Robotics

Many observers have noted that the world of robotics in the mid-2010's strongly mirrors the world of computers in the mid-1980s. Like computers back in the day, a moderately skilled individual can put together a...

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Designing Robots - With Bugs??

Designing Robots—With Bugs??

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The Four Coolest NASA Robots

NASA may be known for sending men to the moon, establishing the International Space Station, and planning for a base on Mars—but apart from astronauts, its best known spokesmen aren't men at all—they're robots.

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Robotics 101: Incorporating Robotics into Today’s Education

Learning about Tom Sawyer, the quadratic equation and the American Revolution are a given in schools. Giving students a basic foundation of knowledge is supposed to help them navigate life—but the foundation of...

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Taking Measure of Artificial Intelligence

Taking Measure of Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test

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