The Scientist

» robot

Most Recent

image: Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception

Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception

By Shawna Williams | December 1, 2017

Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.

0 Comments

image: Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots

Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots

By Ruth Williams | September 14, 2017

Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Bird, Plane, or Cyborg?

Image of the Day: Bird, Plane, or Cyborg?

By The Scientist Staff | June 6, 2017

Rather than attempting to recreate an insect's dynamic agility with robotics, scientists have created a hybrid that's part dragonfly, part robot. 

1 Comment

image: Ghostly Experiment

Ghostly Experiment

By Molly Sharlach | November 10, 2014

A robot replicates the neurological phenomenon that causes people to feel like another person is nearby.

0 Comments

image: Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight

Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 18, 2014

Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.

0 Comments

image: Animal-tronic

Animal-tronic

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2013

Meet a few robots that pose as flesh-and-blood critters to advance science.

0 Comments

image: Robot Mends Hearts in Britain

Robot Mends Hearts in Britain

By Beth Marie Mole | October 24, 2012

A remote-controlled robot helps British surgeons repair heart defects.

0 Comments

image: Cephalopod-Inspired Robot

Cephalopod-Inspired Robot

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2012

A color-changing machine mimics the rubbery body and flexible movements of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  2. Love in the Scientific Literature
    News Analysis Love in the Scientific Literature

    There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

  3. Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
  4. CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
AAAS