Bay Area Startup Challenges Japan To Giant Robot BattleMegabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy.
Hitchhiking Robot Destroyed While Traveling To San Francisco Could Have 2nd ChanceThe Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.
Hitchhiking Robot Embarking On Cross Country Trip To San Francisco
Robots Greet, Dance For Customers At Cupertino BankWhen customers arrive at Sterling Bank & Trust in Cupertino, they are welcomed by a couple of robots who will greet them by name, hand out business cards, and even dance for them.
Beer Tasting Electronic 'Tongue' Gives Computer Discerning Palette For Good BrewsComputerized "tongue" can taste differences in beer, with incredible accuracy, leading to better quality beer.
Could Robotic Grape Surgery Be The Tipping Point For Robo Buses, Robo Security Guards, Even Robo News Articles?At some point, it's inevitable that machines will become better than humans at certain tasks. For surgeons, that day may be here soon but what about city buses, security cameras, and even journalists writing articles like this one?
Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your SurgeryA team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.
New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal RadiationThe first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.
'Robotic' Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping CenterApparently replacing a librarian with an Italian robotic vending machine is a lot harder than it sounds, and it sounds hard enough, but today, the three Library-A-Go-Go machines are back up and running at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, the Discovery Bay Sandy Cove Shopping Center, and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.
Calls For Police Drones Renewed Following Shooting Of SJPD OfficerSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said that all the new technology available could really help police, especially in situations like what unfolded Tuesday night.
Robotic Dog From Google Subsidiary Stands Up To Kicks From Humans, Rough TerrainA Google-owned subsidiary that makes animal-inspired robots revealed their latest creation, a small robotic dog that can stand up to all kinds of challenges.
The Future Of Retail? Army Of Robots Now Helping Customers At Orchard Supply Hardware In San JoseSan Jose-based Orchard Supply Hardware, a division of Lowe's, has a robot helping customers. CNET reporter Sumi Das has more on whether the "Oshbot" is the future of retail.