New insights into flight could pave the way for more nimble aerial robots
The work is the first step in creating robots that can operate for extended periods without overheating.
Researchers foresee myriad benefits for humanity, but also acknowledge ethical issues
An astronaut was able to control a rock-sampling rover, all the way from the International Space Station.
Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing — creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics to prosthetic devices.
Soft robots have traditionally had to rely on a power source. A Caltech team has created a solution.
Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.
Giant holes in the Antarctic, called polynyas, have baffled scientists for years. But now with the help of seals and robots, they might have the answers to these mysterious phenomena.