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When drummer Jason Barnes lost his lower right arm to electrocution two years ago, his future as a musician didn't look too promising.
With robots becoming increasingly powerful , intelligent and autonomous, a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says it's time to start making sure they know the difference between good and evil.
Thinking there could be life on one of Jupiter's moons , NASA scientists are working on a plan to send robots to begin studying it.
Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, Texas, rather than Silicon Valley this time of the year.
Image Caption: Located at the Kennedy Space Center but commanded from Goddard, the RROxiTT industrial robot mimicked how future space robots could transfer oxidizer to a satellite valve.
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
The UpTake: Robots will soon be as ubiquitous, and as useful, as smartphones, says Daniela Rus of MIT.
Running away to sea has been a dream of escape for centuries, but unless you plan to be a tap dancer on a cruise ship, that door may be closing.
Daniel Casner, left, co-founder of Robot Garden, and Jim Berry, steward for Robot Garden, test a laser cutter at the I-Gate innovation hub in Livermore on March 2, 2014.
Ryan Stanley and Zach Marion, members of the winning team from Wood County at a robotics competition held at the Capitol on Thursday, show off their robot.
What if math teachers across the country could get their pupils to learn two to three times faster? Yearlong courses like pre-algebra and geometry could be condensed to several months, freeing up students to dig deeper into subjects or learn additional material.
Daniela Rus, professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be moderating a panel event at South by Southwest Interactive in Texas on March 10. Next week, thousands of tech enthusiasts and startup founders will be at the annual South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, Texas.
Humanoid robots are not just the stuff of science fiction: these computing devices are likely to be walking around our streets in the next decade.
RROxiTT lead roboticist Alex Janas stands with the Oxidizer Nozzle Tool as he examines the work site.
The US space agency is incorporating results from this test and the to prepare for an upcoming ground-based test of a full-sized robotic servicer system that will perform tasks on a mock satellite client.
While the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may get more money in 2015 to study sensors and robots for use in warfare, the hot area of cognitive computing research could lose out.