Robotics

Researchers say the morphing wings and tail of their robotic flyer allow it to soar at low speeds and make sharp maneuvers.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
The tiny robots walk using platinum leg muscles that get their energy from laser light.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers have developed unique gaits for rovers to prevent them from getting stuck in deep sand or soil.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Researchers embrace the wobbliness of soft materials to make squishy robots.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
January's coolest science stories summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Some of the so-called “hygrobots” can spontaneously advance across a wet surface.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Robotic bugs may someday help in search and rescue.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
By wearing different self-folding exoskeletons, a robot can move, roll, float and glide.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Japanese art inspires scientists to create self-folding structures small enough to float through the bloodstream.
Devin Powell, Contributor