Soft sensors that can feel it all

Soft materials and machine learning combine to enable a sensor that distinguishes bending, stretching, and compression.…

Multi-expert learning of adaptive legged locomotion

Achieving versatile robot locomotion requires motor skills that can adapt to previously unseen situations. We propose…

Fast and programmable locomotion of hydrogel-metal hybrids under light and magnetic fields

The design of soft matter in which internal fuels or an external energy input can generate…

Neuroengineering challenges of fusing robotics and neuroscience

Advances in neuroscience are inspiring developments in robotics and vice versa. Source: Science Mag: Neuroengineering challenges…

Reflections on the future of swarm robotics

Swarm robotics will tackle real-world applications by leveraging automatic design, heterogeneity, and hierarchical self-organization. Source: Science…

Magnetic movement under the spotlight

Composite hydrogel robots can achieve programmable locomotion using light and magnetic fields. Source: Science Mag: Magnetic…

Revealing ocean-scale biochemical structure with a deep-diving vertical profiling autonomous vehicle

Vast and diverse microbial communities exist within the ocean. To better understand the global influence of…

Mobile robotic platforms for the acoustic tracking of deep-sea demersal fishery resources

Knowing the displacement capacity and mobility patterns of industrially exploited (i.e., fished) marine resources is key…

Deep diving with Clio

An autonomous underwater vehicle, named Clio, can sample ocean basin–scale biogeochemistry at depths up to 6000…

Marine animal tracking with classical and emerging localization algorithms

Localization algorithms applied to acoustic tags for tracking marine animals can also be used to localize…