Robot

Hitchbot waiting for a ride. (Ryerson University/YouTube)

Hitchhiking Robot Embarking On Cross Country Trip To San Francisco

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada is about to start a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. The humanoid […]

07/17/2015

'Nao' from Aldebaran Robotics strikes a pose. (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Robots Greet, Dance For Customers At Cupertino Bank

When 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.

06/10/2015

Young Happy Man Sticking Out Tongue (Thinkstock)

Beer Tasting Electronic ‘Tongue’ Gives Computer Discerning Palette For Good Brews

Computerized “tongue” can taste differences in beer, with incredible accuracy, leading to better quality beer.

05/19/2015

Da Vinci surgical robot demonstrates dexterity by peeling a grape. (Photo from da Vinci)

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?

05/11/2015

(CBS)

Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your Surgery

A 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.

04/28/2015

Inside Fukushima's destroyed reactor (Tokyo Electric Power Photo)

New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal Radiation

The 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.

04/14/2015

Library-A-Go-Go machines restored at BART stations, shopping center on March 25th, 2015

‘Robotic’ Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping Center

Apparently 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.

03/27/2015

(Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Calls For Police Drones Renewed Following Shooting Of SJPD Officer

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said that all the new technology available could really help police, especially in situations like what unfolded Tuesday night.

03/26/2015

boston_dynamics_spot_020915

Robotic Dog From Google Subsidiary Stands Up To Kicks From Humans, Rough Terrain

A 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.

02/09/2015

(CBS SF)

The Future Of Retail? Army Of Robots Now Helping Customers At Orchard Supply Hardware In San Jose

San 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.

12/24/2014

more