Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean

Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.

Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.

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Eel-bot
Eel-bot
The Scientist Staff | Sep 26, 2018
University of California, San Diego, graduate student Caleb Christianson explains the development of his eel-inspired robot.
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Artificial Nerve Senses Pressure, Moves Cockroach Leg
Shawna Williams | May 31, 2018
The device could one day help enable prosthetics deliver richer touch information to users.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 5, 2018
Scientists engineered biomaterials similar to those chameleons use to change color and applied them to a robot.
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2018
The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 9, 2018
Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 
Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science
Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2018
New technology could open doors for researchers studying animals’ most complex organ.
Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move
Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move
Karen Weintraub | Feb 1, 2018
A robot’s gentle nudge could add just the right amount of force to improve walking for patients with mobility-impairing ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
 
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics.