To do the jobs "nuts-and-bolts" robots aren't good at, engineers are creating soft living machines powered by muscle cells.
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A bipedal robot puts its best foot forward, stepping with a heel-toe motion that mimics human locomotion more closely than flat-footed robot walkers.
Simply by keeping their "thoughts" to themselves, robots can fool humans into believing the machines are intelligent beings.
A suspect in yesterday's Dallas shooting died after police deployed a remote-controlled bomb-disposal robot carrying an explosive device.
A new robot stingray can swim with help from an unexpected source: muscle cells that were taken from rat hearts, a new study finds.
A robot modeled after the mudskipper fish is helping scientists understand how animals moved millions of years ago, when they first transitioned to walking on land.
With the help of X-ray videos, scientists have developed a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim.
London's Science Museum is running a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising money to rebuild Eric, the United Kingdom's first robot.
A robotics team at Harvard University developed a method that would allow their insect-size flying robot — dubbed "RoboBee" — to conserve energy midflight, much as bees, bats and birds do.
A new programmable robot toy named Leka is uniquely designed to interact with and engage children with special needs, particularly children on the autism spectrum.
Scientists have created the world's tiniest practical engines, and these light-powered machines could one day power microscopic robots small enough to enter living cells, the researchers say.
A humanoid robot, dubbed OceanOne, dove to a shipwreck in the Mediterranean that had been unexplored since it sank in 1664.