robots

Turn your back on this seemingly flat piece of hardware, and it just might fold itself into a crab and scuttle away. (Screen grab from ScienceMag.org)

Scientists Make Cheap, Fast Self-Assembling Robots

In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.

08/07/2014

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier. (Photo by John Stillwell - Pool /Getty Images)

Robot Use In US Surgeries Increases Exponentially, FDA Reviews Spike In Reported Malfunctions

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier.

04/09/2013

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Scientists Making Fishy Robots for Naval Research

An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish.

10/23/2012

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