Building your own personal robot is the stuff of costly dreams for most people. But soon the know-how will be available to download for anyone keen
Researchers at South Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have built a humanoid robot pilot called Pibot to fly planes and
Up until now, it could take a sculptor up to a month and a half to make a copy of a corinthian column. Now, thanks to a French-made stone-carving
He is only 34 centimetres tall and weighs just one kilo, but he’s going to be launched into space. Kirobo, a knee-high talking robot, rocketed off
In the modern world education is increasingly technological. From sophisticated robotics engineering to tablets in schools, all around the world
Could machines learn to walk? Legs have their advantages, especially on uneven terrain, but scientists have struggled for years to find a way to
The human hand, a masterpiece of evolution, has for a long time been impossible to recreate artificially. Its complex mechanics and high sensitivity
Manual packaging is tedious work – can robots alleviate the boredom?
Engineers at the Technical University Munich are testing a talking workstation
New technologies are blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual world. The brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own
A team of scientists in Italy have been working on a unique robotic surgery system.
They hope that one day robots could take over the work of
The maintenance of seafaring ships can be a laborious and costly expense. The damp and dirty inspections which take many man hours must be done at
This is the mock-up of a noozle, a particularly sensitive component of a nuclear plant. This is an ultrasound robot, specially designed to monitor
Kompai is a robot companion to humans who need one.
Born in a workshop near Biarritz, France, Kompai is the fruit of a European Union project to
On wasteland on the outskirts of Zagreb a robotic firefighter is put through its paces. The Firerob, developed by Croatian firm DOK-ING, is a unique
Already familiar characters in countless sci-fi movies, humanoid robots are well on the way towards stepping off the silver-screen and into daily
Robots are learning to become more human. But what are the goals and boundaries of such progress?
Meet Erica and Borka.
Erica – 29 years old –