Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
A bioinspired robot helps researchers study insect flight.
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game

A bioinspired robot helps researchers study insect flight.

A bioinspired robot helps researchers study insect flight.

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Soft Robotics Find a Place in the OceanSoft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 5, 2018
Scientists engineered biomaterials similar to those chameleons use to change color and applied them to a robot.
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2018
The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 
Image of the Day: Bird, Plane, or Cyborg?
Image of the Day: Bird, Plane, or Cyborg?
The Scientist Staff | Jun 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. 
Ghostly Experiment
Ghostly Experiment
Molly Sharlach | Nov 10, 2014
A robot replicates the neurological phenomenon that causes people to feel like another person is nearby.
Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight
Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 18, 2014
Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.