Snail-Inspired Robot Sucks up Floating Microplastics
Jan 22, 2024
Cornell research team developed a snail-inspired aquatic robot that could one day rid oceans and lakes of microplastics.
New Application Helps Modern Robots Navigate Difficult Terrain
Dec 11, 2023
Robots may soon be able to not only detect when their legs are tangled, but also figure out how to get themselves free.
Uncovering the Secret to How Insects Walk
Nov 16, 2023
Bio-inspired robotic insects abound, but they’re usually mere approximations that borrow a concept or two from nature. Now there’s a robotic fruit fly with realistic legs, feet, and sensors.
Robot Companion Helps the Memory-Impaired Find Lost Objects
Nov 14, 2023
Researchers have developed a robot that uses algorithms and a camera to locate items in a house. This capability would be especially helpful for people with dementia who often lose important items.
Microrobots Could Change How to Brush Teeth
Oct 19, 2023
UPenn researchers working with nanoparticles developed microrobots that form bristels to brush teeth without help.
Soft Robot Moves Like a Caterpillar
Oct 3, 2023
Using heat sent via nanowires embedded in a layer of polymer, this soft robot may eventually be used in search and rescue missions. It travels like a caterpillar, advancing forward and backward.
How to Talk Robot
Sep 27, 2023
Robots that don’t do what users want them to do have to go back to the shop for re-programming. But now there’s an algorithm that lets robots and non-roboticists communicate.
A Small Robot Performs Knee Surgery
Sep 12, 2023
A new robot for knee replacement is roughly the size of the tools surgeons already use, making pin placement precise and adoption a cinch.
With the Help of AI, Bipedal Robot Learns to Run
Sep 7, 2023
With a focus on using machine leaning to optimize a robot’s gait, Oregon State University engineers set a Guinness World Record by a bipedal machine completing a 100-meter dash.
“ChatGPT, Make a Robot”
Aug 21, 2023
Roboticists at EPFL elicited and built a robot whose every part was dictated by ChatGPT.