Robotics

  • Robot, fly like a ladybug

    Fast wings inspire some soft and compliant origami.

    If you’re worried about machines following you, you may want to ignore the video above. Scientists in South Korea ...

    News April 20, 2020
  • Marine robot multitasking

    Study looks at potential to serve industry and science.

    Underwater robots are regularly used by the oil and gas industry to inspect and maintain offshore structures.  But...

    News April 17, 2020
  • Robotic feelings?

    AI that shows vulnerability makes for better conversation.

    Suppose you’re part of a team in a group activity. One of your team members is uncommunicative, even taciturn. This b...

    News March 11, 2020
  • Gently does it

    Soft robotic fingers lift jellyfish without stress.

    Soft robots have many uses, and now we can add lifting jellyfish to that list. US researchers have shown that captur...

    News February 24, 2020
  • Snakes in the lab, but all is well

    Engineers develop a robot that can climb like a kingsnake.

    Ophiophobes might suggest we have enough real snakes in the world without creating artificial ones. A robot snake ...

    News February 19, 2020
  • Bionic heart beats like the real thing

    A model for testing artificial valves and cardiac devices.

    If you’re unlucky enough to need a heart valve replacement, a pacemaker or an internal defibrillator, there's a new i...

    Health January 30, 2020
  • Injured knee? Send in the microbots

    Korean scientists propose novel way to treat damaged cartilage.

    Researchers have invented magnetic microbots that deliver stem cells to damaged cartilage in the knee, a discovery th...

    Body and Mind January 26, 2020
  • Need a hand with that?

    If we’re to trust AI, it helps if it can tell us what it’s doing.

    A new artificial intelligence (AI) system has been created that can both perform complex tasks and explain its behavi...

    Technology December 18, 2019
  • Fold me a machine

    The continuing quest for technology inspired by kirigami

    For some time, engineers and mathematicians have been intrigued by the ancient Japanese art of kirigami (similar to t...

    Materials December 16, 2019
  • 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...

    Robotics October 31, 2019
  • 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...

    Technology October 31, 2019
  • 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...

    Robotics September 11, 2019
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