Robot

Woah. Robot Completes Surgery Unmanned For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time, an unmanned robot has successfully performed surgery on pigskin as a replacement for soft tissue. Surgeons and scientists from Sh...

Google's New Robot Is Scarily Good At Everyday Tasks You Can't Do

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech

Google has unveiled a bipedal robot that is scarily adept at doing a number of tasks that we humans might find difficult. The machine was able to effe...

This 3D-Printed Robot Can Walk Itself Straight Off The Production Line

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Tech

This is no ordinary robot. You see rather than using 3D printers to build the individual parts of a robot, MIT have been able to print the entire robo...

Looking To Waste Time? This Poetry-Spitting Robot Is A Good Place To Start

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Tech

If you're looking to maximise your time, don't read this article. Someone has created a website that will turn anything you say into a poem. You can ...

Dad's Invention Makes Long-Distance Parenting Easier

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who lives in a different country to his kids has made sure nothing will stand in the way of them spending time together. Matt Walker, who now...

Robots Will Cut Out the Middleman - Oops, That's Us!

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Michael Mercieca

The endgame of robotics is to achieve the so-called 'Technological Singularity'; that's the moment when artificial intelligence can truly think for itself, redesign itself, improve itself or build other robots that are better than itself, on its own, without human assistance.

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellie Widdowson

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.

This Robot Will Apply Your Makeup For You

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

Remember this? That, for real: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria design students Maya Pindeus and Johanna Pichlbauer creat...

Everyone's Favourite Robot Dog Is Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

Kofuku-ji temple chief priest Bungen Oi is offering a prayer for the thousands of AIBO robots around the world that are now without a lifeline. Son...

Woman 'Eaten' By Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

An unfortunate woman in South Korea was left in ‘agony’ after being partially eaten by a robot vacuum cleaner. The Guardian reports that the wo...

The Robot Can Draw Better Than You Can

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The news that roughly a third of all jobs in Britain will be automated within 20 years had one sliver of positivity: creative jobs can't be automated....

This Robot Cheetah Bounds Just Like A Real One

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an algorithm for bounding that they've successfully implemented in a robotic cheet...

Octopus Robot Blurs Line Between Fake And Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

A robotic octopus has been successfully tested in open water by utilising life-like swimming techniques which help it not only move quicker but blend ...

Tiny Robot Learns To Fly Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have modified a tiny off-the-shelf robot allowing it to fly a human flight simulator...

'Boris The Robot' Can Load Your Dishwasher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech

It's likely that you already have a robot dishwasher in your home: it's called a dishwasher. Now there's a robot who wants to load it for you, too....

'Unfeasibly Fast' Robot (For Kids) Arrives In Time For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech

A next-generation app-controlled robot named Ollie will launch in the UK before Christmas -- and every kid you know will probably want one. The goo...

This Robot Won't Stop Asking People To 'Get Naked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

A new humanoid robot developed in Japan has a unique strategy for making friends. It wants you to take off your clothes. The Andrew WK-style adv...

This Little 'Walking' Printer Is Adorable, And Genius

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

One of the many, many problems with modern day printers - beyond the cost of ink, the fact they always break and are all hideously ugly - is that they...

WATCH: 'Cyborg' Drummer Has An Incredible Robot Arm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

We've seen robot drummers before - and we all know you don't need two arms to be a great percussionist. But we haven't seen anything quite like thi...

WATCH: This Robot Cube Can Walk, Rotate, Balance And Jump

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Today in terrifying robotics news, researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, in Switzerland, have built a cube. A robot cube. A ro...

WATCH: This Robot Cube Can Walk, Rotate, Balance And Jump

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Today in terrifying robotics news, researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, in Switzerland, have built a cube. A robot cube. A ro...

WATCH: 'Wildcat' Robotic Cheetah Now Running Outside, Far Too Fast

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Tech

A robotic cheetah build by serial robot nightmare-unleashers Boston Dynamics which can run at more than 30 mph in the lab is scary enough. But once yo...

WATCH: Robot Can Solve A Rubik's Cube In One Second

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Tech

As if you needed another reminded, robots are getting closer to making humanity fundamentally irrelevant. Today's example, however, is a little less g...

Fire-Breathing Robot Dragon Is World's Largest Walking Robot (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

The world's largest walking robot is 51-feet long, weighs 11 tons and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine. Oh, and it's a fire-breathing ...

WATCH: Slime Mould Controls Robot Human's Face

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech

Slime mould doesn't have a brain, but that doesn't mean it's totally brainless. Experiments have shown it's surprisingly clever for a pile of goo. ...