A Super Powerful Robot Dog Pulls a Three Ton Airplane

Researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) have announced a new version of their hydraulic, quadrupedal robot, HyQReal — and what better way to show off the bot’s capabilities than by pulling a three-ton airplane.

Pack Of Robot Dogs Effortlessly Tows A Truck

As well as being skillfull, the SpotMini is strong, as demonstrated in Boston Dynamics' new video. Together, a powerful group of 10 K9s drags a huge truck across the ground.

Blue Is a New Low-Cost Force-Controlled Robot Arm

Designed to safely perform intricate, human-centered tasks, Blue will cost $5k and help accelerate research towards useful home robots.

Meet Neo, the floor-scrubbing robot

The two young co-founders of Avidbots, Faizan Sheikh and Pablo Molina have robots cleaning floors in 14 countries. Neo frees workers from doing basic things to concentrate on more complex tasks.

Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah Robot

MIT'S new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down.

How Microrobots Will Fix Our Roads

Swarms of microrobots will scuttle along beneath our roads and pavements, finding and fixing leaky pipes and faulty cables. That is, if a new project sponsored by the U.K. government is a success.

Humanoid robot prototype capable of heavy labor

Researchers have developed a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, intended to autonomously perform heavy labor or work in hazardous environments.

A swarm of robots assembled to detect effects of dark energy

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, is being assembled for a five-year mission at the prime focus of the Mayall Telescope, to measure the spectra of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars.

MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US announced that it's launching a college which is specifically focused on the "ethical evolution" of AI that is already affecting and shaping our society.

Parkour robot

Robot Atlas does parkour. The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace.

Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Typically, robots are built to perform a single task. To make them more adaptable, US researchers have developed a kind of “robotic skin” that transforms ordinary objects into multifunctional robots.

Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions

The study compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both their peers and humanoid robots. Children were more likely to give the same responses as the robots.

Therapy Robot Teaches Social Skills to Children With Autism

For some children with autism, interacting with others can be an uncomfortable experience. QTrobot can increase these children’s willingness to interact with humans, and decrease discomfort during therapy sessions.

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Weighing 30 kg and with a top speed of 12 km per hour on their six wheels, the robots have four cameras constantly scanning the world around them and a laser tele-detection system allowing them to avoid obstacles.

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'

Researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express 'emotions' through changes in its outer surface. The robot's skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot's feelings.