Researchers have turned dead wolf spiders into machine grippers that can be used to pick up a variety of objects, including other spiders, by blowing air into their lifeless corpses.
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In a new study, participants became convinced that a human-like robot had achieved self-awareness. But in reality, it was being controlled by researchers.
Engineers have designed a mini robot crab that can be made to walk sideways using lasers. The tiny eight-legged critter is the world's smallest remote-controlled robot.
Biological robots made from frog cells can self-replicate like no other organism, by moving around raw materials to build more of themselves.
Robotic "Mars Dogs" could use artificial intelligence and sensors to investigate the Martian surface and map hidden lava tunnels.
Scientists used computer algorithms to "evolve" an organism that's made of 100% frog DNA — but it isn't a frog.
A group of scientists wants to send a nuclear-powered "tunnelbot" to Europa to blaze a path through its thick shell of ice and search for life.
Its designers hope the device will make it much easier to collect delicate animals in the ocean without hurting them.
A new type of flying robot is insect-sized, weighs about as much as a toothpick, and is powered by lasers.
You can run from Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot Atlas, but it wouldn't do you any good — the robot can run after you.
A transformer designed to do grunt work for the oil industry and military is coming, and it's… admittedly kind of fun to look at.