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Tiny fish-shaped robot swims around picking up microplastics

Microplastics are found nearly everywhere on Earth and can be harmful to animals if they’re ingested. But it’s hard to remove such tiny particles from...

Should we be concerned about Google AI being sentient?

From virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, to robotic vacuums and self-driving cars, to automated investment portfolio managers and marketing bots, artificial...

Scientists find the way to help robots see their environments

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a...

This soft rotini robot could navigate with a snap

Researchers at Penn Engineering have developed soft robots that can navigate complex environments, such as mazes, without input from humans or computer software. Though autonomy...

This tiny robotic crab is the smallest-ever walking robot

Engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot — and it comes in the form of a tiny, adorable peekytoe crab. Just a half-millimeter wide,...

Scientists find easier way to teach robots new skills

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables a robot to learn a new pick-and-place task based on only a handful of human examples....

This robot could help surgeons treat stroke remotely

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons...

This tiny robot cheetah breaks speed record

Researchers supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation taught a robotic mini-cheetah how to run -- fast. The robot cheetah, trained to adapt to changes...

This snake-like robot will search for water on the moon

The ouroboros—the ancient symbol of a snake swallowing its own tail—generally represents infinity and the natural, endless cycles of the universe. But for members of...

We are one step closer to shape-shifting robots

Physicists have discovered a new way to coat soft robots in materials that allow them to move and function in a more purposeful way. Researchers...