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.
10.69 seconds: Robot Ruby breaks Rubik's record (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's fastest Rubik's Cube-solving robot has been developed by students at Swinburne University of Technology.
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.
Robot walks a 40.5-mile ultramarathon without recharge (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pulling an all-nighter and then some, the Cornell robot Ranger set a new world record May 2 by walking 40.5 miles on a single battery charge without stopping or being touched.
GoQBot: Caterpillars inspire new movements in soft robots (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have been examining the diverse behaviours of caterpillars to find solutions for the new generation of search and rescue soft robots.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a robot bird (w/ video)
Geminoid DK: An ultra-realistic android announced (w/ Video)
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 ...
For robust robots, let them be babies first (w/ Video)
Want to build a really tough robot? Forget about Terminator. Instead, watch a tadpole turn into a frog.
Robotic mini-quadrotors can now build towers (w/ Video)
Robotic ghost knifefish is born (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Northwestern University have created a robotic fish that can move from swimming forward and backward to swimming vertically almost instantaneously by using a sophisticated, ribbon-like fin.
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. ...