The artificial Venus flytrap could give soft robots a way to grasp and release objects autonomously, according to scientists.
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Robots that occasionally act randomly can help groups of humans solve collective-action problems faster, new research has shown.
In the future, robots may perform your colonoscopy: Scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a robot that can perform complex colonoscopy maneuvers in pigs.
A new self-driving car robot fits inside a suitcase and can be made with off-the-shelf parts for less than a few thousand dollars.
For robots to be most useful when working alongside humans, we'll have to figure out how to make robots that can literally lend us a hand when our own two are not enough.
In a move reflective of HBO's hit show "Westworld," the entertainment company has filed a patent for humanoid robot characters.
A new study assesses the evolutionary dynamics of physically embodied robots — and it suggests that we're mashing the fast-forward button on the impending robotic revolution.
For the first time, robots have successfully performed a tricky, delicate operation that helped implant a hearing device into a deaf woman's ear.
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.
Mini drones sporting horsehair coated in a sticky gel could one day take the pressure off beleaguered bee populations by transporting pollen from plant to plant, researchers said.
Squishy, nearly transparent robots that flap, squeeze and kick when pumped with water could be the next underwater spies, at least when it comes to sneaking up on aquatic life.
Engineers have fitted dragonflies with tiny backpack controllers that connect directly to the neurons controlling the insects' flight.