This robot dog learned how to get up after being knocked down

  • January 5, 2021
At some point when you were a toddler, you learned how to pick yourself up after falling and eventually how to walk on your own two feet. You likely had encouragement from your parents, but for the most part, you learned through trial and error. That…

VW shows its mobile EV charging robot in action

  • December 28, 2020
It’s now clearer how VW’s prototype EV charging robot will work in practice. VW has offered its first real-world glimpse of the mobile charger bot in action. It’s not just helpful for charging EVs away from dedicated spaces, it’s cute — the prototype…

China Moon probe starts return to Earth with lunar samples

  • December 13, 2020
China’s Moon-sampling probe is on its way home after more than a week. Xinhua (via Reuters) reports Chang’e-5’s orbiter-returner has started its return trip to Earth with a cargo of lunar rocks and soil. You’ll have to wait a while for the vessel to…

Magnetic FreeBOT orbs work together to climb large obstacles

  • November 9, 2020
We’ve seen both companies and research teams attempt to make modular robots an everyday reality, but, more often than not, they all run into the same problem: the mechanism that allows those devices to connect to each other is complicated and fragile…

UK general says a quarter of the army could be robots by the 2030s

  • November 8, 2020
It’s no secret that numerous militaries are relying more on drones and other robotic vehicles, but the UK’s leadership has a particularly bold vision. As the Guardian reports, armed forces head General Sir Nick Carter told Sky News in an interview th…