Robopocalypse

10.04.13
MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)
10.04.13

MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)

Modular robots have long been a reality, but they often require human intervention to assemble or...

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10.04.13
Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks
10.04.13

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the g...

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07.12.13
DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)
07.12.13

DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)

DARPA and Boston Dynamics seem bent on engineering the robot revolution, and it's while wearing a...

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03.17.13
Robopocalypse: Now liveblog
03.17.13

Robopocalypse: Now liveblog

We'll be discussing the history and near-future of robotics with luminaries from Willow Garage, Bo...

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12.07.12
So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)
12.07.12

So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)

While we're well aware that robots will prove our undoing, we didn't expect DARPA to make it so......

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11.29.12
The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords
11.29.12

The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords

Greetings from the distant future of 2013. We stand in a basement of a wasteland once known as "Ne...

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11.28.12
HyTAQ hybrid quadrotor robot travels by air and land, leaves us no place to hide (video)
11.28.12

HyTAQ hybrid quadrotor robot travels by air and land, leaves us no place to hide (video)

Few robots can travel gracefully through more than one medium; more often than not, they're either...

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11.22.12
Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)
11.22.12

Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)

It's entirely possible for robots to juggle or play catch. They've usually been relegated to playi...

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11.20.12
Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)
11.20.12

Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)

Robots are already adept at all manner of things, from hunting to feeling, but over at Honda's Res...

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