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Posts tagged robots

June 12, 2015


gecko climbing up glass pane

NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

March 16, 2015


ghostly face and hand

Ghost in the Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

July 11, 2013


Hoverfly in flight

Building Flying Robots The Size Of Insects

Scientists are devising tiny robots in order to better understand insect flight.

August 29, 2010



Blue-Ribbon Bots: What Are The World’s Coolest Robots?

Miss them the first time around? Take another look at A Moment of Science's best of the best robot stories.

July 7, 2010



Two Robot Minds Are Better Than One

The European Grex project is developing a team of submarine robots to help scientists discover mysteries of the deep.

November 5, 2008


Crayfish in Water

Urine Signalling, Part 2

We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.

January 2, 2007


Wine bottles on a shelf

How To Pick The Best Wine… Sort Of

Do you enjoy wine, but lack the knowledge of a typical wine connoisseur? Well, for about $20,000, you can have a robot do it for you.

December 7, 2005


one robot with outter cover and one without


To say that robots don't have feelings is literal, as well as figurative.

May 24, 2004


Robot Attack

Are self replicating robots in our near future? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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