A robot with elaborate, 3D-printed legs is able to walk across different types of surfaces, including sand and pebbles.
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The artificial Venus flytrap could give soft robots a way to grasp and release objects autonomously, according to scientists.
Researchers have developed a sheet-like device that acts as a loudspeaker and microphone and can generate energy from human motion.
Laser printers that "sculpt" images at miniscule scales could one day make color photos that don't fade over time the way ink does, according to a new study.
Intricate glass creations such as miniature castles and tiny pretzels can now be fabricated using 3D printing, according to a new study.
Scientists used a diamond crystal to increase power of multiple laser beams into one super-powered beam.
A new transparent, flexible touchpad can sense the touch of a finger even when the material is stretched or bent, which could help engineers one day create advanced wearable touch screens.
Are you nervous about entrusting your life to a self-driving car? What if you could telepathically communicate with the vehicle to instantaneously let it know if it makes a mistake?
Magnetically controlled swarms of microscopic robots might one day help fight cancer inside the body, new research suggests.