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Researchers have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build 'biohybrid' robots to manage different tasks than an animal or purely manmade robot could.
Posted: Jul 19th, 2016
A team of engineers is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used in homeland security applications.
Posted: Jun 28th, 2016
Engineers, in a breakthrough, create a soft motor that could power versatile soft robots.
Engineers and computer scientists develop a new computer processor specially designed for robotic motion planning.
Posted: Jun 20th, 2016
One of the more unexpected robotics applications in recent years comes from the RoboBees project, which aims to create autonomous robotic insects capable of sustained, independent flight.
Posted: Jun 7th, 2016
New method extends energy life of insect-inspired flying microrobots.
Posted: May 19th, 2016
Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.
Posted: May 18th, 2016
Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks.
Posted: May 16th, 2016
Researchers have shown that a camera attached to the robot's hand can rapidly create a 3-D model of its environment and also locate the hand within that 3-D world.
A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that are no danger to humans.
Posted: May 13th, 2016
Tele-operated system can thread needle, pick up an egg.
Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach.
A new computerized system allows novice designers to convert static three-dimensional objects into moving robotic versions made out of materials including cardboard, wood and sheet metal.
Posted: May 10th, 2016
A team of computer science and engineering researchers has built a robot hand that can not only perform dexterous manipulation but also learn from its own experience without needing humans to direct it.
Posted: May 9th, 2016
On Thursday evening, just before nightfall, a revolution was afoot at MIT. The battleground was set, the munitions were stocked, the targets were marked, and the soldiers were... robots.
Posted: May 7th, 2016
Scientists have created a computer model of how bees avoid hitting walls - which could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous robots.
Posted: May 5th, 2016