Jumping robots take clues from nature
Simplicity may be key to robotic self-reproduction
Solar Plane to Fly Continuously Around Mars
Robot builds itself for special tasks
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 ...
Autonomous robots: A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm (w/ Video)
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University.
Origami robot made almost entirely of printable parts folds itself up, crawls away (w/ Video)
For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots—reconfigurable robots that would be able to fold themselves into arbitrary shapes.
Researchers develop algorithm that allows robots to walk after legs are damaged or broken (w/ Video)
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, ...
JIBO robot could become part of the family
Robots are designed to take a hike with walking poles
Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology ...
Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle ...
Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human, robots could one ...