Robotics

For Seniors in One County, Robotic Pets Help Ease Pandemic Loneliness

Oswego County, New York's Office for the Aging has distributed 30 animatronic pets to senior citizens to provide companionship amid a year of social isolation.

Police Departments Experiment With 70-Pound Robot Dog

Departments have deployed the cyber K-9s in hostage situations and as part of the covid response. Proponents say the robots can help keep officers out of harm's way, while critics worry how they could be used without clear policy guidelines in place.

How Libraries are Embracing Artificial Intelligence

A humanoid robot named Pepper helps teach coding at Roanoke County Public Libraries, one of many branches across the country embracing the emerging technology.

Delivery Robots Are Showing Up on City Sidewalks

Humans: Don’t look up for drone deliveries. Self-driving delivery robots already have arrived on some city sidewalks.

What Will Happen to Truck Stop Towns When Driverless Truck Technology Expands?

In just a few years, communities that depend on the trucking industry for their vitality will be facing major economic disruption.

Transit Guide-Bots for Blind Passengers?

An assistive robotics project is exploring how advanced technology could make it easier for people with visual impairments to navigate cities.