Robotics

  • Robotic creepy-crawlies climb walls

    Two teams of researchers exploit electrostatic forces to send mini-bots up vertical surfaces. And...

    One of the Shanghai team's wall-climbing robots.Gu et al., Sci. Robot. 3, eaat2874 (2018)Two teams of researchers hav...

    Robotics December 19, 2018
  • Star Wars shows the way on robotics

    A droid in the new Han Solo flick suggests the future of robot design. Sort of. Stephen Fleischfr...

    With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Movie and the rise of its break-out star, a self-modifying droid called L3-37, ...

    Robotics June 20, 2018
  • The 10 “great challenges” for robots

    An international panel suggests moral boundaries and better power supplies are among the difficul...

    Developing the capacity to make moral decisions is one of the 10 greatest challenges facing robots in the near future...

    Robotics January 31, 2018
  • Robots heal injured pig oesaphagus

    It sounds like something out of Star Trek, but an international team report success with a cell-r...

    Every so often the march of research seems to take an abrupt turn into the realm of science fiction. For example, a n...

    Robotics January 14, 2018
  • YouRobot: Neurotech may destroy your privacy and your rights

    US ethicists are calling for UN-led regulation to protect people from brain-computer interfaces. ...

    At the 2016 Code Conference, held last June in Rancho Palos Verdes in California, US, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon M...

    AI November 8, 2017
  • Coming soon: robots with jellyfish skin

    A prototype electronic skin glows when in danger. Andrew Masterson reports.

    An electronic skin that takes a lesson from jellyfish and glows when in danger of being damaged is being developed by...

    Robotics November 5, 2017
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