robotics
Robo Frogs
Robo Frogs
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
University of Wisconsin researcher Barrett Klein’s robotic tungara frogs call to females.
Send in the Bots
Send in the Bots
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Animal robots have become a unique tool for studying the behavior of their flesh-and-blood counterparts.
Thoughts Control Robotic Hand
Thoughts Control Robotic Hand
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 17, 2012
Researchers develop a mind-controlled, prosthetic hand for a quadriplegic patient.
Roaches to the Rescue
Elise Andrew | Sep 13, 2012
Live remote-controlled cockroaches may one day be used to seek out Earthquake victims buried in debris.
Robot Legs Obey Brain
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2012
A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again.
Next Generation: Robotic Eye
Hayley Dunning | Jul 13, 2012
Researchers create a robotic eye that mimics real muscle movement.
Robo Rat
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012
More-realistic whiskered robots are better able to navigate dark or dusty environments, while providing insights into rodent sensory processing.