Using ants and other social insects as models, computer scientists have created software agents that cooperate to solve complex problems, such as the rerouting of traffic in a busy telecom network
Unmanned spacecraft are exploring the solar system more cheaply and effectively than astronauts are. Astronaut explorers can perform science in space that robots cannot.
By 2050 robot "brains" based on computers that execute 100 trillion instructions per second will start rivaling human intelligence
Birds do it, bees do it, but could machines do it? Computer simulations suggest that the answer is yes
People with nerve or limb injuries may one day be able to command wheelchairs, prosthetics, and even paralyzed arms and legs by thinking them through the motions.
A new mode of locomotion will enable mobile robots to stand tall and move gracefully through busy everyday environments.
Novel motion-producing devices--actuators, motors, generators--based on polymers that change shape when stimulated electrically are reaching commercialization.
For robot designers these days, small is beautiful
The leader of the PC revolution predicts that the next hot field will be robotics