Researchers introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones

The technology could boost aerial robots’ repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
March 2, 2021 ~6 min

AI advance could make robots better at exploring

A computer program that can solve 1980s platform games could help improve robot intelligence.

Feb. 25, 2021 ~4 min

New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2021 ~9 min

Will robots make good friends? Scientists are already starting to find out

Robots and humans can be friends – but not in a way that would win Aristotle's approval.

Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Sheffield Robotics Institute, University of Sheffield • conversation
Feb. 15, 2021 ~8 min

Spider legs build webs without the brain's help – providing a model for future robot limbs

Unsettlingly, it appears that spiders' legs really do have minds of their own.

Fritz Vollrath, Emeritus Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford • conversation
Feb. 10, 2021 ~7 min

Company Aims to Produce Thousands of Humanoid Robots in 2021

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 3, 2021 ~4 min

An origami-inspired medical patch for sealing internal injuries

The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

We’re teaching robots to evolve autonomously – so they can adapt to life alone on distant planets

The robots are 'born' via 3D printer, and recycle themselves upon their 'death'.

Emma Hart, Chair in Natural Computation, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

The Team Behind the ‘Dancing Robots’ that Went Viral

VOA Learning English • voa
Jan. 27, 2021 ~4 min

An army of sewer robots could keep our pipes clean, but they'll need to learn to communicate

In the future, tiny robots will inspect pipes for blockages and leaks.

Viktor Doychinov, Research Fellow in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds • conversation
Jan. 26, 2021 ~8 min