By Peter Sergo | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:50
Participants of a study found photographs of prosthetic hands that looked real to be "eerie" when compared to mechanical hands, falling in line with what's known as the "uncanny valley" phenomenon.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:00
Seventeen-year-old Dee Faught, who has brittle bone disease, is excited to use the new robotic arm that he received from Rice University last week.
By John Ericson | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 23:22
The bionic leg allows lower-limb amputees to perform a wide range of natural movements, according to developers at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
By Matthew Mientka | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:43
Automatically piloted cockroaches may help disaster recovery in the future, when earthquakes and bombs collapse buildings.
By Ashik Siddique | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 00:13
These Segway-like robots can combine temperature data, infrared thermal images, and color photos to create an augmented 3D map that allows firefighters to save lives without risking their own.
By Nsikan Akpan | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:01
A helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought, plus other developments in mind-controlled robotics.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 00:03
A PR2 robot 'servant' from Cornell University predicts human movements with a motion-sensing camera, and responds accordingly with actions like opening refrigerator doors, or pouring beer.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 03/29/2013 - 00:13
Swarming robot nanotechnology could lead to the development of swarms of nanobots- miniature drones that attack pathogens in the human body with microscopic precision.
By Amber Moore | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:02
A woman paralyzed from the neck down can now pick up objects and move them using a new robotic arm that she can control with her brain.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:06
After becoming blind at the age of 22, Mark Pollock knows a little something about adversity.