The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot — nicknamed…

How to tame your robot

Madeline Gannon (A 2016), a Ph.D. candidate in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, has put the power of interacting with robots into our hands — literally. Now programming robots…

Cockroach inspires robot squeezes through cracks

The CRAM robot, inspired by cockroaches, can crawl even when squashed to half its size. Our fear and disgust that cockroaches can quickly squeeze through the tiniest cracks are well…

Olly, A Robot Assistant

A robot with a unique personality might sound like an oxymoron. Or science fiction. But that’s the goal of London-based startup Emotech, launching on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 today, with…

Dive of the RoboBee

The Harvard RoboBee, designed in Wood’s lab, is a microrobot, smaller than a paperclip, that flies and hovers like an insect, flapping its tiny, nearly invisible wings 120 times per…

walking robots

A study by engineers at Oregon State University suggests that they have achieved the most realistic robotic implementation of human walking dynamics that has ever been done, which may ultimately…