The Star Wars sound effects team does a brilliant job at breathing life into droids like BB-8 and R2-D2 using nothing but bloops and beeps. But what if BB-8 ran an operating system created by Microsoft? As Brian Elder discovered, BB-8 would be far
The roboticist behind the creepy snake robot
is back with another snake robot. Only this time it's a robot that you're supposed to willingly let slither into your mouth. (For health reasons.)
The Flex Robotic System, which looks sort of like Wall-E's phallic
Image: Wesley Fryer
An "artificial-intelligence attorney" created using technology from IBM's Watson has snagged its first customer, but that doesn't mean it'll be appearing in the courtroom anytime soon.
Law firm Baker & Hostetler said this week that it will use the "AI lawyer" ROSS as
Military robots are nothing new-whether in reality
or pop culture nightmare scenarios. But the Bagdhad Post reports that a new bot could be the first to fire its weapon on Iraqi soil. It's called alrobot-Arabic for "robot"-and it's a deadly machine.
Image: AP/Art: Sam Wooley It's day 312 of the dark, dark year that is 2016. It's also day 55 of Palmer Watch! Has anyone heard from him yet? Does the founder of Oculus VR, which Facebook bought for $2 Billion, even work there any more?
While almost nobody needs a panini press that can sign into Twitter, the powers that be clearly believe otherwise, adding internet connectivity to many of the pleasantly dumb devices that used to populate our homes. This raises a number of obvious security concerns and
It's often said that the only creature to survive a nuclear explosion will be the humble cockroach. Now this hardy insect has inspired the design of a tiny compressible robot, capable of squeezing into tight small spaces-like those created by the rubble following a building