Meet Daisy, the iPhone-Eating Robot

Removing iPhone speakers

When it’s time to upgrade your phone, you should try to recycle the old one. After all, if you can’t sell it, the next best thing is to have its parts be made into a new model, right? But who takes care of disassembling the old phone? Well, if you have an iPhone, her name […]

CIMON: The AI Buddy on the ISS

It’s lonely out in space, Elton John once sang. While few of us have had the opportunity to venture beyond our planet, all reports both fictional and real back up this claim. Even with the company of fellow astronauts, there are still stories of isolation and missing society. What astronauts need on the International Space […]

Angus, the Farming Robot

Angus the farming robot

Farming is a long-standing, proud tradition…and one that is vital to society. This should go without saying–farms provide us with food, and without them, we’d have to rely on foraging and hunting. It’s also an area that hasn’t evolved much. True, advances have made chores like harvesting and plowing easier, but they still require a […]

Rollin’ Along with Rollin’ Justin

Rollin Justin posing

If–maybe when–humans finally begin to build colonies on Mars, there’s going to be a slight problem. Obviously, the red planet is empty and devoid of any settlements, and the first inhabitants will need someplace to stay. This only begs the question: who’s going to build it? One possible answer? A six-foot-tall robot named Justin. Also […]

The NEXTAGE of Robots

The Kawada group, based in Japan, knows that the age of robots is here. More robotic creations are taking over menial jobs, like sorting items or packing them for shipment. The problem, in their eyes at least, is that we treat these robots as “equipment,” when they should be more like partners. That’s why they […]

The Bot of Emotions: Meet Pepper

Pepper waves at the crowd.

People have various reactions when you bring up robots with emotions. Some are on board with the idea; they respect that if robots are expected to work like humans,  it’s only natural that they should feel the same as we do. Others fear them eventually overthrowing us or life as we know it turning into […]

The Other Side of Rolls-Royce

A Rolls-Royce engine on display

Rolls-Royce is a name that carries a certain status with it. Their cars are considered some of the most luxurious on the market, with a price tag to match. But behind the leather interiors and the expensive cost is a company dedicated to innovating multiple industries. Here are four surprising projects you may not have […]

Robot Bees… On Mars?

Mars floating in space.

You’ve no doubt heard about the crisis facing bees. The bee population is dwindling, and without bees, vegetation would struggle to grow- leaving us all in trouble. While efforts have been made to protect these insects, NASA has an extremely different idea. Robotic bees… on Mars. Announced on March 30th, NASA plans to replace traditional […]

Robotics: Today and Tomorrow

A robot contemplates its place in the world.

When it comes to modern day robots, you might picture hulking, quadrupedal machines that struggle with stairs and uneven terrain. Even humanoid androids that they have two legs share these challenges to a greater degree. It’s pretty unlikely we’ll see a robo-version of the Rockettes anytime soon. But what if a bipedal robot could do […]

Robo-Jobs and Manufacturing the Future

It’s a fear that was once nothing more than science fiction but is now all too real: having your job replaced by a robot. Granted, most jobs are not at risk, as robots aren’t at the level of finesse required for non-repetitive work like embroidery or sketching, nor are they personable enough to replace therapists […]