Robots

ROBOTS

  • Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Recent research shows machines are getting smarter and more agile, giving them the potential to replace humans in a wide array of jobs.

  • Yamaha R-Max helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle being tested by Georgia Tech’s Rotorcraft Center of Excellence

    Making UAVs more maneuverable

    Georgia Tech's Rotorcraft Center of Excellence is developing guidance technologies to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to fly more efficiently and safely.

  • Army tests driverless vehicles in 'living lab'

    Federal installations and universities are test beds for implementing autonomous vehicles in public environments.

  • A phased-array radar system for UAVs

    Miniature radar may put UAVs in the air

    Researchers at the University of Denver's Unmanned Systems Research Institute have developed 'sense and avoid' technology for unmanned aerial vehicles – a phased-array radar system that weighs only 12 ounces.

  • Robotics Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool

    Robots stand guard on bridges and ports

    The attributes of precision, repetition and scale make robots ideal for tackling one of the country's biggest economic challenges: maintaining the deteriorating infrastructure of the U.S. highway system.

  • robot built by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for DARPA Robotics Challenge

    Robots step up for government work

    As robots have gotten more sophisticated and their costs have dropped, they are now taking on new roles in the broader civilian government workspace.

  • DaVinci Surgical system

    Hands-on robots: From surgery to bomb disassembly

    Although robots are not yet "smart," a new breed is emerging that can reach out and manipulate its environment in routines so precise and synchronized that a form of electronic intelligence seems to be at work.

  • Robonaut 2 with legs

    Robonaut 2 gets its space legs

    Robonaut's new legs have prehensile feet, which will give it an edge over humans, letting it climb ladders while its hands are free to work or hold objects.