New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones
Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.
Tool-wielding robots crawl in bodies for surgery
Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations.
Mechanical engineers study snakes' sophisticated frictional properties to build more nimble rescue robots
Snakes! Love them or hate them, everyone can agree they are superb at sliding over complex terrain. Learning the slithery reptiles' tricks can provide valuable tips for designing rescue robots to help locate ...
Snakes improve search-and-rescue robots
Designing an all-terrain robot for search-and-rescue missions is an arduous task for scientists. The machine must be flexible enough to move over uneven surfaces, yet not so big that it's restricted from tight ...
Snake-alike Titanoboa robot is beyond eek (w/ video)
Robotics award for i-Snake team (w/ video)
The research team behind a robotic snake-like device for surgery called i-Snake have won a prestigious award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
The search serpent: The next wave in robotics
How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.
Robot snake 'Uncle Sam' now climbs trees (w/ Video)
The robot children
The brains of the snake robots are still no more advanced than that of a one-year-old, but scientists at SINTEF (Norway) want to bring them up to the level of a teenager. At least.