The forest floor should be able to make a meal out of this new drone made of almost completely from biodegradable parts.
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.
An inanimate material capable of voice recognition
A thin film composed of small magnetic whirls called skyrmions performs voice pattern recognition with an accuracy approaching 99%.
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.
Robots can help improve workplace well-being, but only if we learn to connect with them
Just like successful therapist or coach relationships, machine-human relationships require engagement and trust if robots are to be useful.
A soft robotic hand takes a two-pronged approach to grasping
Resembling a balloon filled with coffee grounds, this gripper uses granular jamming and electrostatic interactions to manipulate objects.
Crawling Earthworm robots get a soft polymer boost
The replacement of rigid parts could help robots more closely mimic the humble worm to help them squeeze into tight spots.
Snapping metacaps propel soft robot design
An innovative design allows for sensitive soft robots that can navigate difficult tasks and environments without bulky sensors.
Laser-assisted 4D printing could open new avenues in science and technology
4D printing of metallic shape-morphing systems can be applied in many fields, including aerospace, smart manufacturing, naval equipment, and biomedical engineering.
Machines can impersonate humans, but the subconscious brain is not fooled
People cannot reliably tell whether a text is produced by a human or a machine — but subconscious neural activity reveals the true identity.