January 11, 2019, 5am PST
Is this the future we've been waiting for?
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
October 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
The town of Philomath, Oregon has just approved the testing of robotic deliveries on public rights-of-way.
July 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
They're not as cute as R2D2, but they have better intentions than a Cylon. Welcome our new robot parking attendants.
November 6, 2015, 2pm PST
Contrary to one some urbanists believe, some of the advancements of the new economy might better serve less dense, even suburban, environments. Example: a delivery robot created by the co-founders of Skype.
December 17, 2011, 1pm PST
In 1958, it seemed all but inevitable that giant tree-chomping, asphalt-pouring machines would roam across the countryside leaving gleaming interstate highways in their wake.
October 13, 2011, 6am PDT
While some may be disappointed by how cities aren't yet swarming with robots and automated cars, Frank Swain writes that it's a matter of when we humans can tailor our landscapes to enable the new technology.
June 1, 2010, 9am PDT
Japan has announced plans to build a base on the moon by 2020. The base would be built and used by robots.
May 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
Brad Templeton dreams about a world of mini robot cars and the infrastructure savings that would result.
November 23, 2009, 9am PST
Miles Kemp presents a slideshow on <em>SEED</em> exploring the emerging field of interactive architecture -- and the tiny robots that are enabling spaces and structures to adapt in real-time.
October 29, 2009, 5am PDT
A brick wall is being built on a traffic island in New York without human hands. The robot doing the work is a brainchild of two architects as an illustration of 'digital materiality'.
July 31, 2009, 9am PDT
The Urban Mole is a proposed package delivery robot that uses existing sewer tunnels to deliver packages underground, taking delivery trucks off of the streets.