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Soft robotic fish moves like the real thing

A new robotic fish can change direction almost as rapidly as a real fish. Soft robots — which don’t just have soft exteriors but are...

Herding robots

A new system combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots — or other “multiagent systems” — to collaborate in unprecedented ways. Writing a...

New CoBots are ‘help on wheels’

Meet CoBot--short for "Collaborative Robot." You might call it "help on wheels." With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), computer scientist Manuela Veloso...

Dreams of drones: Amazon’s delivery tech almost ready, insurance and regulation...

For Amazon’s recently announced drone delivery system to get off the ground, the company will have to solve numerous difficult technological challenges. Chief among...

Small cubes can propel themselves forward, jump, snap together into arbitrary...

In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said,...

Putting a face on a robot

What does the assistive robot of the future look like? It depends. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that older and...

Jellyfish Exterminator Robot Developed

A team led by KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s Professor Hyeon Myeong has just finished testing the cooperative assembly robot for jellyfish population...

Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield

Too busy to vacuum your living room? Let Roomba the robot do it. Don’t want to risk a soldier’s life to disable an explosive?...

Dragonflies can see by switching ‘on’ and ‘off’

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a novel and complex visual circuit in a dragonfly's brain that could one day help to...

Robot mom would beat robot butler in popularity contest

If you tickle a robot, it may not laugh, but you may still consider it humanlike -- depending on its role in your life,...

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