Killer Robots: Live Free or Die vs. Pump
Bring in the new and throw out the old. Live Free or Die and Pump get ready for battle.
From the archives of Discovery: This robotic hand imitates some of the most intricate processes of a human hand. Learn more about robotics in this video.
One Step Beyond: The Hybrid Assistive Limb
On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), a wearable robotic exoskeleton. It enables humans to lift heavier loads with ease.
Wired NextFest: ASIMO Robot
On The Science Channel's "Wired NextFest," learn about ASIMO, a futuristic human-like robot developed by Honda.
Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT
Watch this video about artificial intelligence (AI) on HowStuffWorks. MIT researchers believe that one day scientists will be able to develop a robot as capable as a human being. Learn about an AI research lab in this video from MIT.
Can a Robot be Your Friend?
Watch this video about friendly robots on HowStuffWorks. MIT researchers have created some of the most emotionally engaging robots in the world. Learn about robotic companions in this NOVA segment from PBS.
Will Robots Replace Humans?
Watch this video about the future of robots on HowStuffWorks. With plenty of room for improvements, roboticists see a future full of exciting discoveries. Dr. Ron Arkin from Georgia Tech says robotics is currently at the toddler stage, not even at adolescence yet. So, for those bright young students who like math and science and dream of one day creating robots like they see in the movies, the future is bright. Learn about the vast future of robotics in this research video from Georgia Tech.
In host Adam Savage's words, this 18-foot star of Shark Week 2008 "is pretty freakin' awesome." Check out this video from Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" to learn more.
One Step Beyond: The Insbot
On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," scientists have programmed tiny robots, called insbots, to interact with real cockroaches. Once placed in the same location with cockroaches, the insbots are able to influence the collective decision.
Watch this video about self-driving cars on HowStuffWorks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense that's responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. Their latest project is to encourage the development of vehicles that will drive themselves, autonomously. Learn the numerous benefits for pursuing self-driving car technology in this video from Medialink.
Discovery News 2009: Man Controls Robotic Hand
For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello's amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. Rossella Lorenzi talks to him about the bionic experiment.
Teaching Robots to Swim
A lively, informal look at using robots to research the most efficient ways to move in the water, based on studies by Vassar College scientists. What they found about using flippers may surprise you. Credit: National Science Foundation; John Long, Vassar College; Frank DeNota; NSF/ WHOI
Recent Videos in Robotics
Killer Robots: Combat Highlights
Check out even more of the best moments from the RoboGames 2011 heavyweight combat event. Beware of projectile bolts and spontaneous bursts of flame.
Killer Robots: Vicious Combot Mashup
Get up close to the action and check out some of the most intense moments from the RoboGames 2011 heavyweight combat event. It's a good thing this glass is bulletproof.
Killer Robots: Fire-Fighting
Watch as this robot competes in the RoboGames fire-fighting event. The goal is to maneuver through the maze, locate the open flame and snuff it out.
Killer Robots: Robot Stretch
Who says you have to have muscles to enjoy a good stretch? Watch as this perfectly balanced bot gets nimble at RoboGames 2011.