Indian-origin researcher in US unveils robot for port scan

A low-cost football-sized robot has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US to perform underwater ultrasound scan at ports to spot concealed contrabands.

New sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
New sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have equipped a robot with a new tactile sensor that gives it unprecedented dexterity, letting it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a port.

Hire this robot to wash dishes!

Tired of housemaids' tantrums? Soon try this robot who can load dishwasher for you.

Untethered soft robot that defies extreme conditions

US scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk carrying weight on its back with utmost ease.

Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery

Robot-Assisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals today said.

Now, 4-legged robot that can walk, change shape
Now, 4-legged robot that can walk, change shape

A new research has revealed the creation of "untethered", autonomous soft robot, which can change shape and walk on four legs without the constraints of a tether.

Origami-inspired robot that can fold itself and crawl away

Have you ever imagined a robot that change shapes by folding itself up just like Origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding?

Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometres across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans.

Robot-assisted surgery controls prostate cancer

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for as much as 10 years, says a study.

Now, robot that makes parking an easy affair

Parking has always been cumbersome, but a new technology has made it easy with a robot that will conveniently park your car at your desired location.

First solar-powered farmbot unveiled in Australia

A new solar-powered robot has been designed for farms to collect data on pests and plant disease, pick weeds, and even harvest crops in future.

`Emotional` robot can be your salesman

Beware salespersons! An "emotional" robot designed to converse with shoppers has been brought to life.

Human-like robot `Pepper` can analyze gestures, expressions and voice tones

Japanese telecommunications and Internet Corporation, Softbank has unveiled a human-like robot called Pepper that can analyze gestures, expressions and voice tones.

This Korean sprinter robot can beat Usain Bolt!

South Korean scientists have taken inspiration from the prehistoric Velociraptor dinosaur to create one of the world`s simplest and fastest robots - the Raptor.

Intel readies 3D-printed robots for handy consumers

Intel Corp introduced a walking, talking robot on Wednesday made from 3D-printed parts that will be available to consumers later this year, if they are willing to assemble it with a kit that costs around $1,600.

Now, robot that cares for you round the clock

A woman in Rome is enjoying 24-hour care courtesy her live-in android.

`Star Wars` robot arm approved in US

A first-of-its-kind mind-controlled robotic limb that mimics natural motions of a natural arm and can allow users to perform complex tasks such as cooking food and brushing hair has been approved in the US.

Robotic arm that can catch flying objects

With its palm open, this robot is completely motionless. A split second later, it suddenly unwinds and catches all sorts of flying objects thrown in its direction - a tennis racket, a ball, a bottle and so on.

Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood`s "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon`s hi-tech researchers.

A robot that better interacts with people

You must have seen in movies robots that act and behave like human beings. That’s going to happen in real life.