Robots

File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Google Takes Control Of Moffett Field Ushering In New Era Of Technology

Google officially took over the Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View on Wednesday from NASA so the tech giant can use the site’s three air hangars to develop its robots, drones and other new technologies.

04/01/2015

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Virgin Mobile USA)

‘BattleBots’ Rebott To Return To Television This Summer

The show will air this summer for a six-episode test run.

02/12/2015

A robot moves products on the floor of an Amazon warehouse in Tracy, California. (CBS)

Amazon Deploys Robots To Boost Holiday Distribution At Tracy Facility

Today marks “Cyber Monday” which traditionally is Amazon. com’s biggest day of online shopping and this year the company has implemented robots to make distributions run more efficiently.

12/01/2014

Knightscope K5 Security Robot. (CBS)

Inventors Of ‘Crime-Fighting’ Robots Reboot From Previous Business Failure

The creators of the security robots now patrolling the Silicon Valley say they are moving on after a previous high-profile business failure that resulted in bankruptcy, disappointed investors, and dashed hope for a depressed Indiana town.

11/20/2014

Knightscope K5 Security Robot. (CBS)

Crime-Fighting Robots Go On Patrol In Silicon Valley

A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Valley: Crime-fighting robots that look like they’re straight out of a sci-fi movie.

11/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Ebola-Fighting Robots From UC Berkeley Could Soon Diagnose Patients

As Ebola continues to ravage parts of West Africa, scientists and engineers at four universities and research centers, including Cal Berkeley, are meeting Friday to brainstorm ways technology can help in the crisis.

11/07/2014

A.L.O. robot at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino. (CBS)

Robot Butlers At Cupertino Hotel Could Revolutionize Room Service

In a move that could revolutionize room service, a hotel in Silicon Valley is among the first trying out a robot butler.

08/13/2014

A SWAT team and bomb squad responded to a Hayward home where an eviction was carried out earlier in the day. (CBS)

SWAT Team, Bomb Squad Use Robots To Search Hayward Home After Eviction Attempt

A SWAT team and bomb squad were using robots to search a Hayward home where authorities tried to evict residents Tuesday morning, a police spokesman said.

07/29/2014

PG&E is working with other utilities and companies to test the new tool. (Source: PG&E)

PG&E Developing Robots To Inspect Gas Pipelines

Pacific Gas & Electric is teaming up with other utility companies across the country to develop robots to enhance gas pipeline safety.

04/02/2014

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Pioneers ‘Scar-less’ Remote Control Surgery Through Navel

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland is using a cutting edge, robot-aided surgical procedure by that is less invasive than traditional surgeries and causes less scarring.

02/08/2014

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