Stories by Sharon Gaudin

iRobot CEO decries the slow advance of robotics

The CEO of one of the biggest and arguably the best-known robotics companies in the world is disappointed at the progress being made in the industry, which he says is nowhere near where he thought it would be today.

NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flyby and sneak once-in-a-lifetime peek

Just as NASA's Mars orbiters took shelter from a debris-spewing comet behind the Red Planet on Sunday, they also took the opportunity to study the flyby's effect on Mars.

Researchers to meet with aid workers to build Ebola-fighting robots

Robotics researchers from around the country are working together to come up with technology that could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

5 tips for building a successful hybrid cloud

Enterprises are increasingly interested in the cloud, but IT managers are discovering that one size does not always fit all.

NASA's Maven spacecraft snaps 'unprecedented' images of Mars

NASA's latest spacecraft sent to study the Martian atmosphere is already collecting data.

Bionym's wearable authentication device ships to developers

A new wearable device designed to use your unique heart rhythms to authenticate your identity for everything from your smartphone to your car door is being shipped to developers.

Researcher builds system to protect against malicious insiders

When an employee turns on his own company, the results - damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage - could be devastating.

Would an anonymous app from Facebook be creepy or smart?

Facebook is preparing to launch a mobile app that would enable users to interact online anonymously.

NASA's orbiters, rovers prep for rare comet close-up

Mars robotic rovers and orbiters are set to have a front row seat for a comet that will be flying past the Red Planet so close it will be less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

Amazon.com eyes brick-and-mortar store in NYC

Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the world, is looking to open its first brick-and-mortar store -- in New York City -- just in time for the holiday shopping season.

See yah, Facebook. Teens prefer Instagram

Teenage users have been drifting away from Facebook for the last few years, but now it seems they're in a mad rush to get off the world's largest social network.

Robot gets a driving lesson for DARPA challenge

A vehicle drives toward a disaster site, robot at the wheel. The robot stops the car and then steps out to walk toward the disaster.

I understand you now! There's a Google Glass app for hard-of-hearing users

Georgia Tech scientists have created an app that creates captions on Google Glass for users who are hard of hearing.

Astronauts to make robotics repairs during 6.5-hour spacewalk

Two astronauts today began what is expected to be a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to repair a robotics system, along with cooling pump and a television camera on the International Space station.

The Navy is building robotic weaponized boats

As a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, loaded with 60 aircraft and more than 6,000 sailors, heads toward port, it's protected by a group of 10 or more small boats.

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