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Robot walks on water

Water striders, insects that walk on the surface of the water, may never set foot on land in their lives, and yet they’re not swimmers. Over the past million or so years, this insect—sometimes called a ...

Jul 11, 2007 4.1 / 5 (136) 0 feature

Jumping robots take clues from nature

A group of mechanical engineers from the University of Bath has a peculiar interest in flying squirrels, fleas, and grasshoppers. Inspired by animals considered to be excellent jumpers, the researchers have ...

Jul 06, 2007 3.8 / 5 (33) 0 feature

Solar Plane to Fly Continuously Around Mars

Sky-Sailor, the working dream of a solar-powered, autonomously-controlled microairplane, has exciting implications in two areas: one on the technological advances of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs); and anothe ...

Mar 14, 2007 4.4 / 5 (76) 0 feature

Robot builds itself for special tasks

In one of the latest studies on autonomous robots, scientists sat back and watched as their robot created itself out of smaller robotic modules. The result, called “swarm-bot,” comes in many varieties, ...

Feb 22, 2007 4.4 / 5 (90) 0 feature

Robot Discovers Itself, Adapts to Injury

Nothing can possibly go wrong ... go wrong ... go wrong ... The truth behind the old joke is that most robots are programmed with a fairly rigid "model" of what they and the world around them are like. If a ...

Nov 16, 2006 4.8 / 5 (218) 1

Getting a grip on robotic grasp

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand—or rather, ...

Jul 18, 2014 3.6 / 5 (5) 1

JIBO robot could become part of the family

JIBO, measuring at about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, is a robotic device designed for people to use as a companion and helper at home. , The team behind JIBO aims to bring it to market ...

Jul 17, 2014 3.5 / 5 (11) 2 weblog

Collaborative learning for robots

Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking ...

Jun 25, 2014 5 / 5 (7) 0