Kids have unbridled imaginations and a healthy dose of optimism about what the future might hold. When they were asked about how robots might help them learn and work better, they had some potentially prescient answers.
A Tel Aviv researcher inserted a "robotic" cerebellum into the brain of a paralyzed rat. In an experiment the brain-injured rodent could only blink, on its own, when its robotic cerebellum was turned on. There's much more where that came from in this week's installment of TWIB.
This running robot uses the same leg design as Oscar Pistorius, the bi-amputee runner with carbon fiber feet who was denied entry to the Olympic games because his artificial lower limbs gave him an unfair advantage over able-bodied human runners.
Meet Surena 2, a human-sized, human-shaped (ish) robot that's new on the world robotics scene. He's capable of walking, and designed to perform the similar sort of human-assist role as other similar bots. He's from Iran. What?
A new video of a Boston Dynamics robot has surfaced--possibly the scariest yet. The company's name alone should give you the willies if you've watched the Terminator movies or seen the previous chilling robots ...