Robots

Toyota pumps millions into Israeli robotics firm for artificial intelligence
Toyota pumps millions into Israeli robotics firm for artificial intelligence

Although Toyota hasn't been a pioneer in self-driving cars, it's clearly interested in bolstering its use of the technology. As the company looks toward the future, Reuters reported on Sunday its new venture capital arm invested $14 million into an Israeli robotics company, Intuition Robotics...Read More»

R2-D2 at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon (photo by Gage Skidmore)
The Robots Are Coming (To Pump Your Gas)

Much of Planet Earth is about to experience a major workforce shift. In the coming decades, entire categories of jobs will be eliminated thanks to automation. Coffee baristas, for example, are already being replaced by machines, and their close kin, waiters, aren't far behind. The same is likely...Read More»

General Motors' Robonaut 2
Video: General Motors Does The Robot, Dreams Of Moonwalking

The words "General Motors" conjure up different images for different people. GM's fans think of Cadillac, Chevy (not Chevrolet), the Camaro, baseball, Detroit. Detractors think of HUMMER, Saab, bankruptcy, bailouts. But few people think of robots -- and yet, that's just what GM is working on these...Read More»

ASIMO robot by Honda, featured in 'Living With Robots'
Video: Honda's 'Living With Robots' Screens At Sundance

Gearheads and their tech cousins, propellerheads, often run in the same circles. Both are possessed by a love of tinkering, futzing, and generally crafting bits of metal and plastic into useful and/or awesome stuff. Honda's (NYSE:HMC) research team is no exception to the rule, being known not only...Read More»

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