Robots made of living animal cells
‘Xenobots’ are unique lifeforms designed by artificial intelligence.
It feels like some sort of line has been crossed, or at least blurred: researchers in the US have created robots made...
Smooth moves at the M-Block party
These robots know who else is in the crowd.
These are “M-Blocks”, self-transforming robot blocks that can jump, spin, flip and even identify each other using a t...
New solution to weighty issue
Using drones to learn more about large cetaceans.
There’s always been a problem with checking the mass, length and various other characteristics of wild whales. Probl...
Fishy robot outswims the school
Fake fish proves mighty fine at fin-flapping.
An international team’s robotic fish – dubbed Tunabot – has recorded impressive speeds and energy efficiency during t...
A robot glider that takes off from water
Acetylene gas offers solution to high power demand.
The laws of physics can be brutal, and perhaps nowhere are they more so than in the field of robotics. Researchers a...
Mini robo-snakes in our brains?
They may explore cerebral blood vessels and lasering blockages.
Perching exactly at the intersection of amazing and deeply creepy, tiny snake-like robots may soon be used to perform...
Robo exo-suits to improve exercise
Project uses biomechanics but tests fashion sense.
The solution to a major challenge in robotics might have a significant downside, at least in terms of appearances. T...
Orca will change US battle-readiness
Looking ahead to the era of the XLUUV.
There’s no doubt drones are becoming lynchpins in the future of US warfare. Barack Obama authorised 506 drone strikes...
It’s not easy giving a robot a sense of touch
There are clues in the biological world, however.
We have robots that can walk, see, talk and hear, and manipulate objects in their robotic hands. There’s even a robot...
Robo-skin mimics our neuro architecture
Membrane lets let robots react to stimuli in milliseconds.
Researchers from the University of Singapore have created an electronic skin which will permit robots to detect tempe...
Robot harvests lettuce, and that’s impressive
Machine learning may boost automation of agriculture.
A British robot has harvested a lettuce. That might, at first glance, not appear terribly exciting, but it could repr...
A jellyfish, but not…
Scientists find marine inspiration for a multi-functional robots.
German researchers have created a soft robot that looks and moves like a jellyfish. Metin Setti. Our image of the day...