Researchers have just demonstrated a device with an optical sensor that can grab an unattached USB cable and insert it into a USB port.
iRobot announced a multi-robot tablet controller and the uPoint Robot Radio networking solution for first responders and defense forces.
Researchers are building teams of robots that can be sent unattended into damaged facilities to detect the power requirements and reconnect or deliver power from batteries they carry.
NASA, industry and university researches race to find air traffic control systems best suited to managing unmanned vehicles in domestic airspace.
Researchers have produced the first untethered soft robot that works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic.
Recent research shows machines are getting smarter and more agile, giving them the potential to replace humans in a wide array of jobs.
Georgia Tech's Rotorcraft Center of Excellence is developing guidance technologies to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to fly more efficiently and safely.
Federal installations and universities are test beds for implementing autonomous vehicles in public environments.
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.
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.
As robots have gotten more sophisticated and their costs have dropped, they are now taking on new roles in the broader civilian government workspace.
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'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.
A team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reprogrammed a furniture-building robot to test the hoses that hydrogen-powered vehicles will use when refueling.