Whoever said you can’t manufacture love clearly doesn’t have experience in robotics… Meet 31-year-old artificial intelligence expert Zheng Jiajia, who built and married his own female humanoid.Read More
Sex toys have taken another step forward with the Flashlight Launch - a masturbation machine that takes all the manual arm work out of reaching climax.Read More
I get it - the headline sounds terrifying. But Switzerland’s EPFL has just invented a medical masterpiece that could help to reinvent robotic healthcare. These gelatinous machines could soon be crawling around your insides and performing operations.Read More
Researchers have been working to create robots that mimic human behaviour - potentially dooming us all for the future. Now, Tokyo Institute of Technology have gone one terrifying step further by building a skeleton robot and giving it human-like muscles for movement.Read More
Watching your family and friends waste their lives on Candy Crush is a depressing sight, but soon you can laugh at their feeble habit as a robot completes the puzzle game better than them.Read More
Invisible robots are no longer just science fiction. Researchers from the Guoping Wang of Wuhan University in China have created a robot with the Chameleon-like ability to change colour with its surroundings.Read More
NASA has begun exploring new ways to explore planets through their Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC). One of these is a robotic eel, which they can use to travel across Jupiter's gas giant of a moon 'Europa.'Read More
In another step towards robots becoming self-aware, DARPA and the University of Maryland have created a program which gives them the ability to learn complicated skills using just a playlist of YouTube videos.Read More
Computer scientists at the University of Lincoln have created an autonomous robot, which can replicate the behaviour of swarming honeybees in large numbers. Called Colias - named after a type of butterfly - they can be used for insight into how swarms act amongst each other.Read More
Germany's Tobit Software has built robot pole dancers as their own booth babes at the country's CeBIT computer expo. Truly innovative work, which shows just what humans think of doing when they have incredible technological capability at their finger tips...build strippers.Read More
At least our robot overlords will have a pet. Boston Dynamics have created a robotic relative to their previous Cheetah that could outrun Usain Bolt. Called the 'WildCat,' it's able to run outdoors untethered. The human race doesn't stand a chance.Read More
Researchers at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence have built an "ape-like robotic system" that moves just like our closest living ancestors.
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot that is capable of accurately predicting when you need help, and providing assistance with tasks. Using a Kinect sensor, the robot uses a database of 120 videos to analyse and understand your movements. With this knowledge, it can then help you perform key tasks such as taking your medicine, making a meal, or stacking objects.
Given the choice between being told you stink by a hot date, or a terrifyingly 'friendly' robot, I'd probably pick the date. But for those who picked otherwise, the Kitakyushu National College of Technology and Japanese company CrazyLab have the answer for you.
A team of researchers have designed a program that allows robots to actually evolve, building themselves out of cubes of virtual muscles and bones. This simulated chain of evolution makes for a remarkable discovery in robotics that, much like Skynet, has very well doomed us all.
Some days you just don't feel like going through the hassle of walking around without the aid of a giant 2-tonne mechanical spider monster, and now thanks to science your very very bizarre feelings have been catered to.
Researchers from the University of Pennysylvania have developed a bird-like claw, and attached it to a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This enables the flying drone to pick up objects at a high speed, heavily inspired by how an eagle uses its talons to grab prey. We just took one terrifying-yet-awesome step closer to flying robots snatching humans off the street.
Robotics have rarely been described as cheap, and when it comes to hands and arms this is especially so. With just an arm costing upwards of $10,000 it's clear why research and development of prosthetic limbs is an expensive pursuit. Chris Chappell and Easton LaChappelle are seeking crowd funding from Kickstarter to help change this.
Meet BigDog, a horrific robotic crab-like abomination with wires and cables protruding from its metal skeleton like something straight out of your most eldritch nightmares. This rough-terran "mule" robot is terrifying enough to look at, but now, with the addition of a front-mounted arm, it can throw a cinder block at your face the way us weak, fleshy humans would fling a tennis ball.
A team of scientists at the University of Tokyo have created a two-wheeled robot, which was driven by male silkmoths in pursuit of a female moth pheromone. This has been done to study and apply the moth's tracking skills, furthering the scientific pursuit towards autonomous robots that mimic life.