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Georgia Tech receives $900,000 to build 'MacGyver' robot

10/12, 3:32pm

Robot to use objects as tools and simple machines

A team of researchers have been given funds to develop a robot that behaves like MacGyver. A three-year, $900,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research has been handed to the Georgia Institute of Technology, to try and create a machine that can interact with the local environment as well as humans can.

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Researchers work on telepresence robot for police work

09/28, 7:26pm

Project aims to help disabled police officers back to work

Researchers are working on robotic members of the police force. The Discovery Lab of Florida International University is working with the US Navy Reserves on building telepresence robots, controlled by disabled police officers and members of the armed forces, that could be used to police the streets, according to CNET.

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