The Wave Glider SV3, with room for an 8U rack, not only takes sensor readings but processes the data, only sending back the results.
Scientists at NASA's JPL are using gaming to build tele-exploration platforms, letting PC and Xbox Kinect users drive the rovers that navigate the Red Planet.
The RP-VITA, an autonomous navigation robot, gives doctors a telepresence with their patients and access to all of their records.
After Curiosity landed, JPL had to retrieve images from 150 million miles away via a low-bandwidth space network and deliver them to a voracious public quickly and without crashing websites. How did NASA do it?
Here's what to look for in emerging technology for government during the next year.
Most machines we think of as robots actually are Waldos, which makes the X-47B drone's autonomy all the more impressive.