Squid-inspired robots perform swimmingly

A squid-like robot leverages resonance to match the swimming efficiency of biological animals. Source: Science Mag:…

A controllable dual-catapult system inspired by the biomechanics of the dragonfly larvaes predatory strike

The biomechanics underlying the predatory strike of dragonfly larvae is not yet understood. Dragonfly larvae are…

The strike of the dragonfly larvae

The predatory strike of dragonfly larvae can inspire the design of fast robotic movement with enhanced…

A resonant squid-inspired robot unlocks biological propulsive efficiency

Elasticity has been linked to the remarkable propulsive efficiency of pulse-jet animals such as the squid…

How could robotics help establish a new norm after COVID-19?

In a time of upheaval, robotics has an opportunity to offer long-term solutions and radical change.…

A system of coordinated autonomous robots for Lagrangian studies of microbes in the oceanic deep chlorophyll maximum

The deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM) layer is an ecologically important feature of the open ocean. The…

Implicit coordination for 3D underwater collective behaviors in a fish-inspired robot swarm

Many fish species gather by the thousands and swim in harmony with seemingly no effort. Large…

Collaborating robots sample the primary production in the ocean

Sampling genetic material from phytoplankton in open ocean eddies becomes more precise and efficient using a…

Microrobotic laser steering for minimally invasive surgery

The creation of multiarticulated mechanisms for use with minimally invasive surgical tools is difficult because of…

Bringing the light inside the body to perform better surgery

Miniaturized robotic laser steering opens new horizons for laser microsurgery. Source: Science Mag: Bringing the light…