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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
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
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
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.
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?
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.
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
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 18, 2014
Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Meet a few robots that pose as flesh-and-blood critters to advance science.
Robot Mends Hearts in Britain
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 24, 2012
A remote-controlled robot helps British surgeons repair heart defects.