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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...

New technique could help robots find the front door in last-mile delivery

For last-mile delivery, robots of the future may use a new MIT algorithm to find the front door, using clues in their environment. In the...

Scientists create a RoboBee powered by soft muscles

The sight of a RoboBee careening towards a wall or crashing into a glass box may have once triggered panic in the researchers in...

This robot could mimic human balance while running and jumping

Rescuing victims from a burning building, a chemical spill, or any disaster that is inaccessible to human responders could one day be a mission...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...