Kilobots - tiny, collaborative robots - are leaving the nest (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Kilobots are coming. Computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University have developed and licensed technology that will make it easy to test collective algorithms on hundreds, or ...
Simplicity is key to co-operative robots
A way of making hundreds—or even thousands—of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Brainless bristlebots found to exhibit swarming behavior
Tiny robot swarm able to play tunes on a virtual piano (w/ video)
Auto-pilots need a birds-eye view
New research on how birds can fly so quickly and accurately through dense forests may lead to new developments in robotics and auto-pilots.
Kilobots bring us one step closer to a robot swarm
Space Station inspired robot to help heal sick children
Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years.
Robots acquire 'softness' and flexibility
Increasingly small robots that carry out their functions even inside the human body. No, this isn't a sci-fi dream but a close possibility. On one condition: the miniaturization of these devices requires ...
Pioneering flight of 'Robo Raven' is major breakthrough for micro air vehicles
(Phys.org) —In this age of advanced technology, how hard could it be to develop a robotic bird that flies by flapping its wings? Despite the apparent simplicity of the idea, it's very hard—if you want ...
New system may one day steer microrobots through blood vessels for disease treatment
Researchers use a magnetic field to generate both side-to-side and corkscrew-like motions of tiny robots.
Afghan warfare gets wired in quest to spare lives
(AP) -- Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Henson goes out on patrol with a computer on his back and a joystick in his holster. He also carries a rifle, but the military is hoping he'll soon have less need for it.
Tiny robots used in surgical procedures
Tiny robots that aid surgical procedures and medical checkups currently are the focus of intense research and study. In fact, some of these small-scale devices already are in practical use.