Robotics articles

This bipedal robot can do (almost) anything you can do

Meet Hermes, a robot with super-human strength and the ability to move as intuitively as a person. Researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed the tele-operated bipedal disaster robot with an interface that allows him to react more…

Google buys robotics design company Boston Dynamics

Google on Friday announced that they've acquired the robotic engineering company Boston Dynamics. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company creates "machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and even — cheetahlike — run faster than the fastest humans.", The New…

Andy Rubin's new role at Google? Building robots

Wow, who knew that Amazon’s recent package delivery drone reveal would have such far-reaching implications? After learning that UPS was also working on an unmanned delivery system, we’re now hearing more about Google’s next “moonshot” project and it’s a doozy.