The legendary crustacean uses a hammer-like appendage made of ceramic and polymer to deliver its punishing blow.
Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert doesn't know exactly how people will use robots like the SpotMini. But at least it can do the running man.
A new video of SpotMini, a quadruped robot, shows the mechanical pup looking more businesslike than usual.
A new video of Atlas, the company's two-legged robot, shows off its agility as it bounds up a platform.
Growers in California want to do for their legendary marijuana what the champagne appellation has done for French bubbly.
We can still hit the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius, as agreed on in Paris, but we have to act immediately and drastically.
Baxter is a legend in these early days of advanced robotics. But now its maker, Rethink Robotics, is folding.
As the anniversary of the massive wildfires in Northern California arrives, researchers are trying to pinpoint the best ways to treat the anxiety, depression, and PTSD left in the disaster’s wake.
A new review looks at more than 1,000 studies of potential oceanic solutions to climate change. A good idea? Wind energy. Maybe not so good? Loading the sea with iron.
How gender biases manifest in the design of voice assistants is well-worn territory. But scientists are just beginning to consider how these gender biases materialize in physical robots.
Allow us to explain the gruesome process by which ordinary ants become the pawns of an insidious and spectacularly clever fungus.
Darpa is calling it the Subterranean Challenge, but you may as well call it the Death to All Robots Challenge.
The idea of "zombie scrolling syndrome" has legs, after all. From worms to wasps, nature has figured out mind control—in ways that bring to mind social media.
Researchers have developed a robot that roams a greenhouse, eyeballing peppers to determine if they’re mature enough before sawing them off the plant.
Inflatable graspers don’t have to be taught how to hold something, the way robo-hands do.
What do all of these special-sounding moon terms really mean?
Want to feel better about climate change? Last week’s climate summit showed that the most ambitious action isn’t happening on the national scale—it’s cities and states that are leading the way.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti sits down with WIRED to talk about how to turn LA into a greentech testbed, why cities have to compete in order to save the world, and what the city can learn from its infamous water wars.