Scientists have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could potentially serve as electrically activated muscles in machines that are smaller than a grain of sand.
Scientists are giving cyborg cockroaches an upgrade. They've created new technology that allows these biobots to pick up sounds with small microphones, and then seek out the source of the sound.
How does a robot make a decision? It's all based on its programming, but understanding what goes into this decision-making process is important for future system designs.
Scientists may have may found a safer and less invasive way to address epilepsy with a new robot.
Sidewinder snakes have the amazing ability to quickly climb sandy slopes in the desert. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this ability and have created a snake-like robot to test ideas spawned by observing real snakes.
With its multiple tentacles and quick movements, the octopus appears like it could be alive--but it's not. The octopus is actually a robot that scientists have been working on for the past few years.
There may be a way to help people regain more function in their hands after surgery: mechanization. Engineers have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism that can actually improve hand function.
Researchers have unveiled a range of different flying robots that could be used to go into areas where it's unsafe for people to venture.
You may have heard of swarming bees, but have you heard of swarming robots? Scientists have created a new type of tiny, autonomous robot that, in large numbers, can replicate the behavior of swarming bees.
MIT researchers have not only successfully created a robotic cheetah, but have given it the ability to bound across a field without being tethered. The new robot could just represent a new method to create speedy robots.
Imagine a robot that can function in snow, walk through flames and even get run over by a car and still work. Do you think it's too impossible to be true? Then think again.
What movements do worms use when it comes to inching through the Earth? That's a question that scientists have now answered with the help of a mathematical model which challenges the tradition view of how these creatures get around.