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Caterpillar robot's recoil too quick to see

Tufts University creates a silicone caterpillar, GoQBot, that can curl into a wheel to escape danger.

By Apr. 28, 2011


Caterpillar D7E hybrid dozer photos

In an effort to reduce emissions for construction equipment, Caterpillar created the hybrid D7E dozer. In developing the advanced drivetrain, Caterpillar realized many more benefits than just cleaner air, finding the efficient drivetrain gives the dozer better performance all-around.

13 Images By Jun. 12, 2009


Caterpillar D7E: Move earth and save the Earth

CNET editor Wayne Cunningham gets to drive the first hybrid dozer, the Caterpillar D7E.

By Jun. 12, 2009


3D scanning shows a butterfly's metamorphosis

What happens when an insect undergoes metamorphosis? Scientists from the University of Manchester used micro-CT scanning to take a look.

By May. 16, 2013


Panasonic working on actual 'Alien' Power Loader

Panasonic subsidiary Activelink has a powered exosuit in the works that will let humans lift up to 220 pounds and run at speeds up to 5 miles per hour.

By Feb. 3, 2014


Hop suitcase follows you around like a loyal dog

Never leave your luggage unattended with a Hop suitcase, a bag that follows around at your heels wherever you go.

By Oct. 10, 2012


Crawling bot glows, camouflages itself with dye

DARPA's soft-bodied walkers, developed by engineers at Harvard University, can stand out or blend in with their environment, and may take on military tasks.

By Aug. 18, 2012


Obama commends Apple, Intel for U.S. manufacturing jobs

In his State of the Union address, the president gives a shout-out to the two tech companies for creating jobs in the U.S.

By Feb. 12, 2013


iRobot military bots learn how to phone home

Semiautonomous robots start to take the field with the ability to find their way home and right themselves when knocked over. And soon they'll be able to create mesh networks.

By May. 1, 2012


BlackBerry 10 will 'win' against iPhone and Android says RIM

Research in Motion boss Thorsten Heins reckons BlackBerry 10 will rescue the ailing company, saying "We’re here to win."

By Aug. 14, 2012