Archive for the ‘Science / Robots’ Category
January 13th, 2021
Meet Bluebot, a friendly swimming robot with big camera eyes. Put a few in a tank together and they’ll collaborate to complete surprisingly complex tasks.
January 11th, 2021
A lot of thermal energy is trapped in the ocean. An ex-NASA researcher has figured out how it might generate unlimited clean power for aquatic robots.
January 5th, 2021
Kick over this robot and it’ll quickly right itself—not because someone told it how, but because it taught itself to overcome the embarrassment.
January 4th, 2021
Researchers slap a living antenna on a drone to give the machine an insanely keen sense of smell. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the “Smellicopter.”
December 21st, 2020
The 60-year-old sub is preparing to take its deepest plunge yet. But in the age of autonomous machines, why are humans exploring the ocean floor at all?
November 6th, 2020
There’s a renaissance underway in structural battery research, which aims to build energy storage into the very devices and vehicles they power.
October 26th, 2020
On this week’s Get WIRED podcast, writer Matt Simon talks about Spot the dog and SpaceX with Marc Raibert.
September 23rd, 2020
Curling is one of the world's most precise sports. An ice-going, stone-throwing robot just mastered it.
June 16th, 2020
Boston Dynamics is finally making its mechanical canine available for businesses and developers. But know that this puppy ain't for everyone.
May 18th, 2020
Walk like you're angry, and the emotionally intelligent machine will give you more room, leaving your personal bubble intact.