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Researchers create shape-changing, free-roaming soft robot

A new type of robot combines traditional and soft robotics, making it safe but sturdy. Once inflated, it can change shape and move without...

“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

MIT researchers have created a “sensorized” skin, made with kirigami-inspired sensors, that gives soft robots greater awareness of the motion and position of their...

Scientists create 3D-printed, sweating robot muscle

Just when it seemed like robots couldn't get any cooler, Cornell researchers have created a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through...

How do sea stars move without a brain? The answer could impact robotics and...

Have you ever seen a sea star move? To many of us, sea star seem motionless, like a rock on the ocean’s floor, but in...

Scientists create first ever living, programmable organism

A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists...

Robots, AI and drones when did toys turn into rocket science

I’m a geek. And as a geek, I love my tech toys. But over time I’ve noticed toys are becoming harder to understand. Some modern...

Scientists create new way to design and control soft robots

MIT researchers have invented a way to efficiently optimize the control and design of soft robots for target tasks, which has traditionally been a...

New algorithms could train AI to avoid specific bad behaviors

Robots, self-driving cars and other intelligent machines could become better-behaved thanks to a new way to help machine learning designers build AI applications. Artificial intelligence...

Scientists create novel flying robot

Skyscrapers are rising rapidly around the world, continuously transforming city skylines. However, their repair and maintenance is becoming more and more difficult. So, who can...

Robo-plant: This robot is designed to “grow” like a plant

In today's factories and warehouses, it's not uncommon to see robots whizzing about, shuttling items or tools from one station to another. For the most...

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For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is...

Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last...

Successful MERS vaccine may hold promise for COVID-19 vaccine

In a new study, researchers have developed a vaccine that fully protects mice against a lethal dose of MERS, a close cousin of the...

Coronavirus: How to sleep better during the lockdown

We are all facing restrictions in a bid to minimise the transmission rate and impact of COVID-19, but there is no denying that life...

Scientists predict new state of matter

Three scientists from the University of Chicago have run the numbers, and they believe there may be a way to make a material that...

Something is lurking in the heart of quasar 3C 279

One year ago, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now...

Long nap and sleep could mean higher stroke risk

A recent study from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology found that people who take long naps during the day or sleep 9...