Around the globe, robots and other technologies, like drones and telehealth devices, are being used in a variety of settings and capacities to assist in the COVID-19 response since there is a level of elevated risk for human workers.
By Cat Wise
The fictional Sherlock Holmes could read footprints — in soil, snow, carpet, dust and even blood. Researchers today are similarly using tracks caught in stone — plus a robot — to recreate a creature that lived 300 million years ago.
By Vicky Stein
In the latest installment of our Future of Work series, Miles O’Brien visits MIT’s Interactive Robotics Laboratory to understand the “new species” of robots scientists are designing to work alongside humans safely. Though the devices often excel at repetitive tasks,…
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a Northern Virginia startup is using new technology and a sense of humor to care for the elderly. The NewsHour’s Teresa Carey reports.
By Teresa Carey
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.
By Andrew Wagner
Abundant Robotics has built an automated apple picker, which could make agricultural labor shortages a thing of the past.
By Andrew Wagner
Bat wings have intrigued scientists for centuries. And now, engineers have created “Bat Bot,” a small aircraft that mimics the flight patterns of the small, rodent-like flyers. Bat Bot exposes the complicated mechanics of bat flight and simultaneously provides clues…
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a car accident severed Adam Gorlitsky’s spinal cord 10 years ago, paralyzing him from the waist down. But the former high school cross country and track athlete was back on his feet…
By Joshua Barajas
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have designed a new robot capable of mimicking winged insects and their myriad movements.
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