Cued by a verbal command, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot (STAIR) retrieves a stapler from an unfamiliar room.
Stanford’s Andrew Ng explains his work to build a general-purpose household robot and demonstrates some of the prototype’s unique abilities.
Michael Bernitsas of the University of Michigan's department of marine engineering explains how his VIVACE generation system captures the energy in vortex-induced vibrations as water flows past a cylindrical bar. The system, he says, can work in slow currents where turbine and water-mill technologies are ineffective.
A design that draws on jet engine technology could halve the cost of generating electricity from wind.
A computer simulation reveals how blast waves reverberate around a soldier's helmet.
A new project collects traffic data from GPS-enabled cell phones.
The first hybrid memristor-transistor chip could be cheaper and more energy efficient.
Important pieces of hardware float away as the astronauts watch in dismay.
This video shows a person using the University of Wisconsin Brain-Computer Interface system with tongue stimulation.
A look at some of the newest developments.