Robotics

Rovers Get Around

What's the perfect way for rovers to get around? Why settle on the wheel? We look at the challenges of designing rover mobility systems.

Robotic Surgery for Astronauts

Your Next Surgeon Might Be a Robot

How are robots used in medical procedures today? We look at the history, present and future of robotic surgery. Is it effective?

Will Robots Replace Pets?

Convincing robot pets could be on the way. Read about whether robot pets could ever replace live animals in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Robotic Animals in Action

We have come a long way toward creating convincing robotic animals. See some fascinating robotic animals in action in this video round-up.

Robo Pets

Will your next dog be a purebred puppy, a mutt or a robot? We take a look at the history and future of robotic pets.

Watch Our 9 Favorite Exoskeletons in Action

Some amazing powered exoskeletons are already up and running. Watch videos of our favorite mechanical exoskeletons in this blog post.

I Am Iron Man

What's the low down on powered exoskeletons? Could a powersuit be the next step toward cyborgs or is it an engineering nightmare?

Science! A 2013 Year in Review

What were the big science stories of 2013? Join the podcast crew as they talk about their favorite science stories from the past year.