Ninjabot strikes with force of a mantis shrimp
Spiderman robot spins draglines to cross open space (w/ video)
Mexican jumping beans may influence robot design (w/ Video)
Robots may receive urine-powered artificial 'hearts'
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Nature inspires drones of the future (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.
A charging solution for delivery drones: Take after our feathered friends?
Amazon's plan to unleash a wave of "delivery drones" has occasionally been criticized as a pie-in-the-sky idea (literally, if they start shipping baked goods).
'Flipperbot': Sea turtles inspire beach-walking robot (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —For sea turtle hatchlings struggling to reach the ocean, success may depend on having flexible wrists that allow them to move without disturbing too much sand. A similar wrist also helps a robot ...
How the fruit fly could help us sniff out drugs and bombs
A fly's sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found.
Cocktail novelties inspired by nature's designs
An MIT mathematician and a celebrity chef have combined talents to create two culinary novelties inspired by nature. John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics, and renowned Spanish chef José Andrés ...
Artificial heart to pump human waste into future robots
A new device capable of pumping human waste into the "engine room" of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from Bristol.
Judging a fish by its color: For female bluefin killifish, love is a yellow mate
There's an old adage that warns against passing judgment based on appearance, but female bluefin killifish, like many animal species, apparently don't share such human wisdom when choosing a mate. Researchers ...
'RoboClam' hits new depths as robotic digger (w/ Video)
A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US.