Smarter HyQ robot squat-jumps and does flying trots (w/ video)
Soft robotic fish moves like the real thing (w/ video)
Soft robots—which don't just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels—have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal, ...
Johns Hopkins researchers interact with industrial robots (w/ video)
Video: Decentralized control of multiple robots under uncertainty
Writing a program to control a single autonomous robot navigating an uncertain environment with an erratic communication link is hard enough; write one for multiple robots that may or may not have to work ...
Data-gathering Tumbleweed robot seeks to understand desertification
Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum before (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The alien world of aquatic micro-organisms just got new residents: synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots.
Europe launches RoboEarth: 'Wikipedia for Robots'
Let the robot race begin. Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities have ...
Zurich team develops walking, jumping, balancing, Cubli (w/ Video)
Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge
Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots
In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said, "That can't be done."