Cockroach inspires robotic hand to get a grip
No one thinks twice about picking up a cup of coffee, but this task has vexed robots for three decades. A new type of mechanical hand developed by researchers at Harvard and Yale promises to solve this problem. ...
Boston Dynamics: Atlas shows balance; WildCat sprints untethered (w/ Video)
Honing household helpers: Computer scientists improve robots' ability to plan, perform complex actions
Imagine a robot able to retrieve a pile of laundry from the back of a cluttered closet, deliver it to a washing machine, start the cycle and then zip off to the kitchen to start preparing dinner.
Micromouse robot runs maze in record-breaking five seconds (w/ Video)
Giant robotic worm mimics C. elegans nematode (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Leeds researcher has drawn inspiration from biology to build a giant robotic worm that can wiggle its way around obstacles.
Teaching robots to move like humans (w/ Video)
When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal ...
Robotic mini-quadrotors can now build towers (w/ Video)
Engineers building hard-working mining robot
(Phys.org)—After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy ...
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
Walking robots: it's all in the hips, say Japan researchers
Robot researchers in Japan have proved what entertainers from Elvis Presley to Miley Cyrus knew all along: the secret is in the hips.
The iCub robot learns archery
The secret's in the (robotic) stroke: Researchers tease out cues that impact schooling fish behavior
Recent studies from two research teams at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) demonstrate how underwater robots can be used to understand and influence the complex swimming behaviors ...
Cyborg-walkers stride toward Japan's robotics future
Three Japanese cyborg look-alikes turned heads on busy Tokyo streets and subway trains Monday as they made their way to a robotics conference on a hot summer's day -- without breaking a sweat.