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March 17, 2017


How do you feel about robots that can learn and adapt?

Soft Robots Shaped Like Octopi

Scientists are using soft materials such as rubber and liquids to build new robots.

June 13, 2016



Dr. Mori’s Uncanny Valley

People like robots that act like humans but only up to a certain point.

February 4, 2016


"dancing triangles" pattern created by sulfur atoms on a layer of copper

Grey Goo Attack

Nanotechnology scientists aim to create robots the size of molecules, and that has alarmists predicting apocalyptic outcomes.

June 12, 2015



NASA’s Gecko Grippers

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

March 16, 2015



Ghost in the Lab

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

July 11, 2013


A flying hoverfly presents a challenge to modern robotic engineers.

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


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


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.

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