2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off

An international robotics competition aimed at developing a new generation of technology leaders kicks off at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 7. NASA, the largest sponsor of the FIRST (For Inspiration...

Harvard Researchers Working On Thousands Of Tiny Robots (Kilobots)

By Lisa Carlin Computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University have developed and licensed technology that will make it easy to test collective algorithms on hundreds, or even thousands, of tiny robots. Called...

Honda Makes World’s First Autonomous Behavior Capable Robot

By  Sudarshana Banerjee Honda Motor has unveiled a new ASIMO humanoid robot equipped with what the company says could be the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology.  What this means is that these...

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Researchers Debut Humanoid Service

Humanoid has launched what it calls the ‘first human brainpower API’. The Internet service, built by a team of Carnegie Mellon robotics researchers, offers computer programmers a way to put human...

Sphero: Robotic Balls For Smartphones

By Lisa Carlin   Sphero is a white ball. It is also the world’s first mass market robotic ball that can be controlled from your smartphone (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android). And oh,...