Paranoid political demonstrators or a major breakthrough in robotics?
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Equipped with "inchworm" motors and sonar, and built with MEMS processes, tiny inspecto-bots will scurry and fly, performing investigations for their human controllers.
SparkFun's annual autonomous vehicle competition pushes the limits of cheap tech
Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the boundary between man and machine is quickly disappearing. PLUS: A gallery of today's most mind-blowing 'bots
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
Hospitals are surprisingly "robot friendly" places. Now you know.
When thereâ€™s no safe escape, call in the Mules: These unmanned aerial vehicles could save lives on the battlefieldâ€”and off
Popular Science had a conversation with one of the most visionary developers of autonomous subs.
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.
It ain't just folded paper.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
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.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Intrepid robot explorer
Coming to German sewer pipes this summer: Robotic snake inspectors.
Where no human has gone before
Could robots take over the world? That's the premise of this summer's I, Robot. And AI researchers aren't scoffing.
Our ancient quest to create androids is about to destroy the boundary between humans and machines. Futurist, author and inventor Ray Kurzweil explains how
What some squirrel-sized hermaphrodite robots can tell us about evolution