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Teaching a robot to fall over without making a fool of itself

Roboticists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are teaching robots how to brace themselves for a fall.

By October 14, 2015


Watch five men control a flying balloon shark with their minds

Using a non-invasive brain-control interface, engineer Chip Audette controlled a balloon shark by closing his eyes.

By September 28, 2015


Exoskeleton gives paralysed man use of his legs

A man who has been completely paralysed for four years has been able to take thousands of steps using his own muscles, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton.

By September 3, 2015


Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.

By July 19, 2015


Watch the impossible joy of robots falling over like drunks

Technically Incorrect: During the DARPA Robotics Challenge, not everything goes to plan. Which makes for beautiful comic footage.

By June 7, 2015


Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015


The fascinating story of the man who invented stereo (and pioneered TV and radar too)

Honoured at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Alan Dower Blumlein pioneered all kinds of technologies before his untimely death during a top-secret wartime mission.

By April 1, 2015


Rapere: The drone that hunts other drones

A team of commercial drone developers are creating a drone whose sole purpose is to seek, intercept and destroy other drones.

By January 14, 2015


Home networking explained, part 1: Here's the URL for you

CNET editor Dong Ngo gives all his answers to questions about the basics of home networking.

By December 9, 2014


NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus

Venus exploration has been deemed off-limits due to its inhospitable climate -- but NASA believes Cloud City may be the answer.

By December 21, 2014