Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes
The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique ...
Computers teach each other Pac-Man (w/ Video)
Researchers in Washington State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way ...
Astrobiology acupuncture: Collecting data from non-planar surfaces
A team of researchers supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program has turned to acupuncture in order to study samples from rough and uneven surfaces, such as rocks and meteorites. Using the technique, ...
RobotsLAB offers tiny BMW Z4 for NAO robot to drive around (w/ Video)
Study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the orders
If you've seen a sci-fi flick with autonomous robots in the last 40 years, you may be wary of giving robots any semblance of control.
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.
Researchers enable robots to see through solid walls with Wi-Fi (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Wi-Fi makes all kinds of things possible. We can send and receive messages, make phone calls, browse the Internet, even play games with people who are miles away, all without the cords and wires ...
New algorithms and electronic components could enable printable robots that self-assemble when heated
Printable robots—those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers—have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering ...
Big to tiny robots on risky ground: You go first
Boulder swarm effort turns to crowdfunding for Droplet mobile robots (w/ video)
Researchers develop algorithm that allows robots to walk after legs are damaged or broken (w/ Video)
Robots are designed to take a hike with walking poles
Firmer footing for robots with smart walking sticks
Anyone who has ever watched a humanoid robot move around in the real world—an "unstructured environment," in research parlance—knows how hard it is for a machine to plan complex movements, balance on ...