Give a moth a robot car, and it'll use it to cruise the streets for a female, Japanese scientists have discovered. Using a small, two-wheeled robot, a male silkmoth was able to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Michigan State University scientists say their latest robot fish can glide almost forever, using little to no energy, while gathering data on water quality.
For years, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has heavily invested in the development of robots for various military missions.
I'm sure I wasn't the only child growing up in the 80s who wished he could own an actual robot like one of the Transformers.
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created robots capable of deceptive behaviour based on distraction techniques observed in squirrels.
Toshiba has developed a four-legged robot that - at some point - will be used to explore Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor - still basically a no-go area more than a year and a half after the accident.
We've definitely come across some strange robots over the years designed to perform all sorts of interesting and unusual tasks.
Cornell researchers have created an autonomous flying robot that they say can maneuver around obstacles as efficiently as a bird.
The Pentagon has spent untold billions of dollars on research and development related to the advancement of robotics over the past few decades.
DARPA’s been showing off two robotic 'pack mule' prototypes developed as part of its Legged Squad Support System (LS3) program.
Even the world's fastest man can't outrun DARPA's latest robot, which has now been clocked at 28.3 miles per hour.
Everyone knows that big solar arrays that can track the sun will deliver more power than fixed-tilt systems.
A new robot can follow a moving target around without any optical sensors - or, indeed, any sensing technology at all apart from whiskers.
Personally, I think robots are great, as I can't wait until I can have one that will keep my house clean and my lawn mowed.
Sandia National Laboratories has built a robotic hand designed for disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that's so flexible it can even repair itself.
We all know that geeks often design something overly complicated to perform a simple task - yet such creations inevitably end up looking so cool that we just can't help but admire them.
Harvard researchers have developed a soft-bodied robot, based on a starfish, that can camouflage itself when required - or color itself brightly.
MIT's created a robot that crawls along the ground like an earthworm by contracting and expanding segments of its body.
I've always been more than a little wary of humanoid robots, probably because of Saturn 3 and Hector's penchant for wearing people's faces.
US researchers have built what they say is the first set of robotic legs that walk just like a human being.