Latest Robotics News

Humanoid robots are here, but they're a little awkward. Do we really need them?

Nov. 29, 2023 13:21 PM EST

Building a robot that’s both human-like and useful is a decades-old engineering dream inspired by popular science fiction. While the latest artificial intelligence craze has sparked another wave of investments in the quest to build a humanoid, most of the current prototypes are...

An industrial robot crushed a worker to death at a vegetable packing plant in South Korea

Nov. 09, 2023 06:13 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An industrial robot grabbed and crushed a worker to death at a vegetable packaging plant in South Korea, police said Thursday, as they investigated whether the machine was defective or improperly designed. Police said early evidence suggests that human...