To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Sometimes being soft is an advantage.
It's all in the hip, thigh, and arm movements
It's the first time a bio-bot's locomotion is driven by cells from skeletal muscles
Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.
The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.
Four men who had been paralyzed for two years or more were able to move their legs, knees, ankles and toes.
And whether they'll look like E.T.
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The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
This mechanized pack animal will follow soldiers wherever duty calls them. Click here to download an incredible video (WMV format) of the BigDog in action.
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
Behind the scenes at the DARPA Grand Challenge, the 142-mile robot race that died at mile 7
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.