Mechanical engineer creates robot Venus Flytrap
Robotic bug gets wings, sheds light on evolution of flight (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A six-legged, 25 gram robot has been fitted with flapping wings in order to gain an insight into the evolution of early birds and insects.
Ping-pong robots debut in China (w/ video)
Meka's robot head makes eyes at next-wave users (w/ video)
Berkeley robot uses tiny, spiny toes to climb cloth
Boston Dynamics unwraps military robot AlphaDog (w/ video)
Flocking robots take to the sky (w/ video)
Robot influences behavioral development of quail chicks
Researchers give robot ability to learn (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.
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.