Tag: robot

June 29, 2015

If you’ve ever watched I, Robot, you could be forgiven for distrusting emotionally intelligent androids. But Pepper, a four-foot tall robot with just such capabilities, made by SoftBank, seems to have convinced the world that it has only good intentions…

Read MorePepper, the Robot with Feeling, Sells Out in 60 Seconds

June 5, 2015

After the terrible crisis Japan faced in 2011 with its Fukushima nuclear power station meltdown, the United States military set out to build a better unmanned disaster-response vehicle. DARPA, the Pentagon’s development arm, set up the Robotics Challenge — a competition to…

Read MoreAmazing Robots on Display in DARPA’s Robotics Challenge

December 4, 2014