A collection of opinions that explores the benefits and risks of generative AI models, such as ChatGPT.
Robotic insects that fly in teams to lift objects
To make swarms of honeybee-sized robots, researchers propose new design and fabrication methods to cut down on time and resources.
Eye tracker allows users to control robotic arm
An intelligent eye tracker allows for accurate, hands-free remote control of robots without the need for joysticks or other devices.
What are neuromorphic computers?
To make computers faster and more efficient, scientists are using the brain as a model in this blossoming area of computer science.
Snapping metacaps propel soft robot design
An innovative design allows for sensitive soft robots that can navigate difficult tasks and environments without bulky sensors.
Science in pictures
Striking images and innovative science — from a hydrogel chessboard to floating steel and a thyroid-on-a-chip.
A miniature robot for diagnosing lung cancer
This tiny soft robot can be steered through the branches of the lungs without causing damage for safer diagnosis.
Caturo: The smallest concentric tube robot ever made
Scientists have high hopes for a tiny glass tube robot in improving the capabilities and safety of robots used in non-invasive microsurgeries.
A smart laparoscope that self-adjusts during surgery
Researchers use machine learning techniques to decrease the workload of surgeons.
Artificial neural networks made from memristors for brain-inspired computing
Artificial neural networks made from domain walls mimic synapses and neurons in the brain for neuromorphic computers.