The Atacama Desert in Chile offers an unparalleled approximation of the conditions on Mars — which also makes it a good place to practice looking for life on the Red Planet.
A growing field of research and development is designing intelligent, socially interactive machines that can help people with health education, physical rehabilitation, and elder care.
Swiss researchers looked at bee and wasp wings to design a drone that's stiff during flight, but flexible when it hits something.
Human facial expressions and subtle body language can influence children's responses during investigative interviews — bias that might be avoided with the use of robots.
A new robotic walking partner sits on your shoulder and makes smalltalk while you go for a stroll.
Researchers have developed a device that might enable better human control of prosthetics and robots used in industrial settings.
The robot from Starship Technologies knows to cross only when the pedestrian light is green.
The creator is donating any profits made from the algorithm to Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Orbital ATK claims the government-backed program rivals its own planned satellite life-extension business, violating provisions of the 2010 U.S. National Space Policy.
The innovation could offset the costly loss of bee populations devastated by disease from insecticides.