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Robotics

A robotic sailboat competes at a competition at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. (CBS)

Wave Of The Future: Robotic Sailboats Compete At California Maritime Academy

From around the world, five elite engineering teams have gathered at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, where they are racing robotic sailboats.

06/10/2014

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Deal Adds To Tech Giant’s Robotics Toolbox

Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier.

12/16/2013

Boston Dynamics' WildCat Robot (credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

Google Acquires Boston Dynamics, Maker of Animal-Inspired Robots

Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It’s part of Google’s effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities…

12/15/2013

Robot Harvester

Robot Lettuce Pickers In Salinas Point To Future Of Farming

Robotic farming could provide relief from recent labor shortages, lessen the unknowns of immigration reform, even reduce costs, increase quality and yield a more consistent product.

07/14/2013

iPhone 4 - 2010

$350 Lego Robotics Kit Talks To Apple Devices

Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.

01/07/2013