Rover’s eye view
NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.
In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...
Perseverance pays off
NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.
It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound system. “Voice check, ...
School of fishy little robots
Fish-like Bluebots use LED lights and cameras to swarm like the real thing.
Why have a school of fish when you can have a school of robots? This is a question recently answered by a team of ...
It’s hip to be square
Why CubeSats are the coolest things in space.
By Bianca Nogrady Like orbiting LEGO bricks crammed with tech, CubeSats are simple, customisable and the next big ...
Creating nanobots like they do in movies
Design theory seeks to control how they assemble.
Researchers in Australia and the UK are bringing a sci-fi concept closer to reality as they work to overcome a major ...
Diving with Clio is quite an adventure
New AUV works hard and travels far and wide.
Engineers in the US have built an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that appears to up the ante in terms of underwa...
Swift by design, drone by nature
Ornithopters not just a flight of fancy.
Hovering, darting, gliding, diving and braking, the fleet-winged contraption in the video below is at the cutting edg...
Next-gen drones could bee like this
Agility and perception the keys to navigating tight spots
An Australian-led team says it has uncovered the secret to the agile flight of the bumblebee, which could influence t...
Making robots useful in the warehouse
Researchers try adding a little deep learning.
Working in a warehouse is tough for robots. Unlike on a production line, where the same motion is constantly repeated...
Hold it softly like an elephant would
Robotic gripper design takes its cues from nature.
Engineers in Australia have gone back to nature in the quest to design a robotic gripper that can deal with tight spa...
New school of thought on how fish swim
Robots reveal the value of vortex phase matching.
Do fish save energy by swimming in schools? New technology suggests the answer to this old question is yes. German...
Can robot cars drive more like us?
Researchers develop a model based on managing risk.
Robot cars would be a bit less robotic if they drove a bit more like us, Dutch researchers suggest. And they may have...