Millirobot with a talent for versatility of movement

Tiny robots need not fear obstacle courses in the future: Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed a minuscule, flexible robot that can master a variety of forms of movement. Its magnetic drive allows it to walk, crawl and roll through difficult terrain. Moreover, it can transport small loads and swim on and in liquids. In future, tiny robots moving in this way could transport medication specifically to where it is needed._ Max Planck Gesellschaft.

A new robot mimics vertebrate motion

Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion._EPFL

Amputee Feels Texture with a Bionic Fingertip

An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time — in his phantom hand — using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm. The advancement will accelerate the development of touch enabled prosthetics._EPFL

Tracing human evolution with robots

-Με τη βοήθεια ρομποτικών μηχανισμών, οι αρχαιολόγοι θα είναι σύντομα σε θέση να συγκρίνουν τα ευρήματά τους, με δεδομένα από χιλιάδες πειραματικά δείγματα αναφοράς, κάτι που θα τους παρέχει τη δυνατότητα, να αποσαφηνίζουν τη χρήση των εργαλείων στη Λίθινη Εποχή – Π.Δ.Λιβάς
– With the help of robots, archaeologists may soon be able to compare their findings with data from thousands of experimental reference samples, enabling them to determine tool use in the Stone Age.