Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing an astonishing 40% friction reduction in tests of high performance materials.
Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have taken inspiration from the cockroach to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment.
Amazon's plan to unleash a wave of "delivery drones" has occasionally been criticized as a pie-in-the-sky idea (literally, if they start shipping baked goods).
(Phys.org) —Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.
(Phys.org) —For sea turtle hatchlings struggling to reach the ocean, success may depend on having flexible wrists that allow them to move without disturbing too much sand. A similar wrist also helps a robot known as "FlipperBot" ...
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.