robots

Robot maids could become a reality with new MIT system

The future has long promised tech advances that take over mundane tasks like household chores, but though there’s no all-in-one robot housekeeper a la Rosie from The Jetsons on the market just yet, a new system out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:52am

This robot can explore the ocean by swimming like a fish

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of our planet, and yet we’ve only seen a small fraction of these waters and all the marine life within them. But what if we could explore the ocean through the eyes of a fish? Thanks to MIT computer scientists, that’s now a possibility....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:06pm

Researchers create robotic muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

Robots are about to get a whole lot stronger. Researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed new “artificial muscles” that can turn soft robots into super lifters. The robotic muscles can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight, which experts say will lead to endless possibilities for...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:22pm

These researchers are creating snake-like robots to help search-and-rescue efforts

After a natural disaster, like the recent hurricanes that ravaged the Caribbean or the back-to-back earthquakes that devastated Mexico, search-and-rescue teams need to navigate dangerous conditions to try to survey the damage and find survivors. But what if robots could go in their place,...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:03am

Robot developed at Harvard will help kids learn to code

Want your kid to get into coding? There will soon be a new wall-climbing robot on the market, developed at Harvard University, to help you do just that. Root is an educational robot developed by faculty at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Three Wyss employees...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:02am

The future of robotics means robots and humans will work side by side, experts say

Right now, roboticist Daniela Rus’ main aspiration is “to have a world where anyone can have a robot, where anyone can use a robot,” the MIT professor told TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics on Monday. Rus, who is also the director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Will a robot take your job? A website could reveal your worst nightmare

In the age of computers using artificial intelligence and other forms of automation to perform tasks at work, many people fear the time will come when a computer or robot will completely eliminate millions of jobs. The thought of this makes us ask: Will a robot take my job? Fortunately,...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:15pm