Google's self-driving car

That Time a Self-Driving Car Stared Down a Cyclist

A cyclist in Austin, Texas had an awkward encounter with a Google self-driving car when he approached a 4-way stop at the same time as the vehicle.

Who’s Afraid of Killer Robots?

Two recent DARPA projects have sparked fears about killer robots, machines that can decide whether to engage a target without human oversight.

Robots That Communicate with Each Other

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on creating robots that communicate with each other, allowing them to collaborate on tasks.

Pizza-Making Robots, Coming in 2018

The Robot Dymamic Manipulation (RoDyMan) Project aims to create pizza-making robots.

How Synthetic Brains Can Advance Robotics

Why try to create synthetic brains? Given the anxieties around artificial intelligence, why risk it?
Origami Robot Courtesy of MIT

Self-Folding Origami Robots!

Origami robots can not only walk, but swim, climb, and carry twice their body weight—granted, the robot only weighs a third of a gram.