A robotic fish called the GhostSwimmer made by Boston Engineering successfully completed a series of maneuvers led by the US Office of Naval Research last week.
"I can’t tell you exactly what they wanted us to do," Mark Smithers, chief technology officer at Boston Engineering, said. "We were able to do something that [we weren't] able to do prior [to that] and we did it successfully multiple times." Read MoreAny bot you wantiRobot's newest bot is a lab rat for researchers
The newest member of iRobot’s family is a disk-shaped doppelganger to the familiar Roomba vacuum cleaner. But rather than sending it scooting after dust bunnies, the company is pitching the $199 Create 2 as a programmable robot that is also an affordable educational and research tool. Read MoreAt the cusp of robotics evolution?Tim Draper backs Boston robot software company Neurala
Local robotics software company Neurala announced Thursday that it has received $750,000 in seed funding from a group of investors including well known Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates. Read MoreBreathe in, pause, breathe out, repeatWatch this 300-pound robot balance like Karate Kid
Atlas, that hunky humanoid built by Boston Dynamics, has pulled off yet another acrobatic feat. Climbing on a cinderblock stack, Atlas can balance on one foot and raise both arms in the air — pretty impressive, whether you're a man or a 300-pound machine. Read More
Two robotics startups from Greater Boston debuted products this week at the RoboBusiness conference and exhibition.
Just a year old, Soft Robotics presented its gentle, air-powered versatile robot grippers in public for the first time. For Sonzia, a Somerville firm that incorporated in September, it was a first public demonstration of immersive, interactive environments for children with learning disabilities. Read MoreHere a bot there a botThe robots are in town! Meet them here [Slideshow]
Crawling, swimming, flying robots from all over the world are packed into the Hynes Convention Center this week. They're in town for the tenth annual RoboBusiness conference, a meeting of emerging companies and researchers.
When firemen or soldiers pair up in the field with any of iRobot’s emergency or war robots, they now have a better way to communicate with their mechanical partners. iRobot has built an application for Android tablets that offers the humans a more intuitive way to control the machines. Read MoreLearning machinesMIT online course will teach you to design a robot that moves
Throughout his talk at the EmTech MIT conference today, Boston Dynamics chief executive Marc Raibert carefully avoided mentioning the robotic-elephant in the room — Google, which just so happens to own his company.