On this week’s Get WIRED podcast, writer Matt Simon talks about Spot the dog and SpaceX with Marc Raibert.
Curling is one of the world’s most precise sports. An ice-going, stone-throwing robot just mastered it.
Boston Dynamics is finally making its mechanical canine available for businesses and developers. But know that this puppy ain’t for everyone.
Walk like you’re angry, and the emotionally intelligent machine will give you more room, leaving your personal bubble intact.
Four years ago, Paolo Pirjanian set out to “reinvent” companion robots. Now he’s ready for the world to meet his creation.
Spot, the famously deft robot, gets a job screening patients at a hospital. But there’s still much that it and other medical robots can’t do.
Instead of coding a mechanical quadruped’s movements line by line, Google researchers fed it videos of real-life pups. Now it can even chase its tail.
We’ve been led to believe that robots and AI are replacing humans en masse. But this economic catastrophe is blowing up that myth.
Surgeons use muscle grafts to amplify nerve signals—allowing amputees to control a new prosthetic with incredible precision.
The nerves in human fingertips are great at sensing things. For robots, learning to touch is more complicated.