Tag: robotics

Dallas Police Killed Suspect With Robotic Explosive [VIDEO]

Dallas police “took out” one of the suspects behind the deadly attack on its officers Thursday night using a robotic explosive device, the city’s mayor told CNN early Friday. “We were able to take out one of the suspects, who had been cornered in the garage, with an explosive device,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “We’ve…

NASA says it is making progress on asteroid-netting technology

NASA said on Thursday that it is making progress on technology that could protect the earth from incoming asteroids. The Asteroid Retrieval Mission aims to net an asteroid by the mid-2020s so that scientists can run experiments on it. Photo: This concept image shows ARM robotic capture Option A, in which the robotic vehicle deploys…

Obama: ‘We’re Building Iron Man’

At a recent manufacturing innovation event at The White House, President Obama revealed a top secret project the US has been working on a long time: “We’re building Iron Man”

Google buys new robots which run faster than humans: meet Wildcat

THEY run faster than people and are agile over rough surfaces and terrains that are challenging for most human beings. Wildcat is the latest mobile robot acquired by Google to join BigDog, Cheetah and Atlas. The internet giant has bought the machines in an acquisition of US company, Boston Dynamics, which has designed mobile research…

NASA scientists build robotic woman — ‘Valkyrie’ — to accompany astronauts in space

Meet Valkyrie, a 6-foot-tall human-like robot built at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Valkyrie will soon be a contestant in The Department of Defense’s Robotics Challenge where the world’s best robot will win a $2 million prize. 17 teams will compete in the Challenge at Florida’s Homestead Miami Speedway, December 20-21. One winner will be chosen…