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Disabled Workers Can Fulfill Their Love of Catering by Controlling Restaurant Robots From Home

This robot café could offer a creative new avenue of income and social interaction to disabled people who can no longer work in a restaurant setting.

Thousands of Leading AI Researchers Sign Pledge Against Lethal Robots

Over 2,400 leading leading scientists and researchers specializing in artificial intelligence have taken a firm stance against wielding their technology in a lethal way. Demis...

Solar-Powered, Weed-Killing Robots Could Save Farmers Billions of Dollars on Herbicides

Instead of charging farmers money for blindly spraying an entire crop field with herbicide, these autonomous robots are ready to disrupt a multi-billion dollar agrochemical industry.

Robots Will 3-D Print a Bridge over Amsterdam Canal Using Molten Steel (WATCH)

A revolutionary bridge project in the Netherlands will use 3-D printing robots spewing molten steel to create their own rails as they go–carrying themselves...
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US Sending Robots to Japan to Help Nuclear Plant

The U.S. government is sending some robotic help to Japan to help regain control of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. A top Energy Department official...

Robots Clear Waterways of Deadly Mines

Andrew submitted this link to an AP story about a new technology developed for clearing deadly underwater mines. The ultimate in lifeguards, this...

‘It’s Not Quite the Ant-Man Suit’ But Researchers Discover How to Shrink Objects to 1000th Their Original Size

Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale It’s not quite the Ant-Man suit, but the system produces 3D structures one thousandth the size...

Good News in History, December 2

On this day 68 years ago, “I, Robot” by the writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov was first published. A collection of science fiction short...

In Historic First, Scientists Have Landed Rovers On an Asteroid and They’re Transmitting Photos

If successful, the space agency will be responsible for the “world's first sample return mission to a C-type asteroid.”

These Aerial Drones Are Supporting Farmers When Bees Are in Short Supply

Robots will never be as good at pollination as honeybees, but with farmers worrying about declining pollinators, these drones can offer a real reprieve.

Good News in History, July 4

  Happy Birthday to the United States of America. On this day 242 years ago, the leaders of the Continental Congress of the 13 American colonies...

Self-Driving, 3D-Printed Boats Could Free Up Traffic Congestion by Sailing on City Waterways

If you're distrustful of self-driving cars carrying people, what about these autonomous boats that can free up traffic congestion by ferrying goods?

Watch a Clever Man Rescue Endangered Puppy by Building a Drone in 6 Hours

When an Indian man saw that an animal was in trouble, he turned to technology as a means of rescuing it from its plight. 27-year-old...

Robot Becomes Part of the Community After Easing Daily Burden of Water Collection in Remote Village

“Husky” the robot was sent to help villagers in rural southern India – and his handiness made him a welcomed part of the community.

After Spending Years Trying to Cut Autistic Boy’s Hair, Compassionate Barber Has Breakthrough

Not only was she finally able to give the boy a full haircut, but she is now able to comfortably host dozens of other clients just like Jordie Rowland.

7-Year-old Applies For Job at Google, Gets Letter Back From CEO

Chloe Bridgewater might only be 7 years old, but her letter to the CEO of Google demonstrates she already has adult-sized ambition. Entranced by the magic of...

‘Cool’ Clothing Breakthrough Could Slash Emissions by Making You Cooler

Turn off your air conditioner and stay cool in your tee shirt instead. That's the idea behind a new wrap-like material that Stanford University scientists...

Rudolph Has Nothing on Tech Firm’s Prancing Robot Reindeer–Watch

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDZu04v7_hc&w=560&h=315]   If all the other reindeer thought Rudolph was different, wait till they see Santa's new robot helpers. Boston Dynamics, a tech company specializing in...

Going His Way? Robot is Hitchhiking Across the U.S. And Needs a Lift

We’ve all been warned not to pick up hitchhiking strangers — and few of them are stranger than this dude. But trust us, it’s perfectly...

Nerds for Nature: Techies and Treehuggers Unite to Help the Earth

"Comprised of amateur scientists, engineers, ecologists and environmentalists, a San Francisco area collective, Nerds for Nature (N4N), is trying to bridge the gap between...