Now, 'soft' Robot Octopus that can swim

Scientists have developed a soft "Robot Octopus" that is not only capable of swimming swiftly, but is also capable of carrying objects in its tentacles and crawling.

Interested in soft robotics? Download this toolkit
Interested in soft robotics? Download this toolkit

Experienced and aspiring researchers interested in soft robotics can now avail of a4 toolkit that is an online treasure trove of downloadable, open-source plans, how-to videos and case studies to assist them in controlling soft robotic devices.

New algorithm allows robots to walk with broken legs

Researchers have developed an algorithm that allows a robot to teach itself to walk with a broken or damaged leg.

`Soft machines` to power new-age robots

Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.

The robo maker

The developing robotics industry has some lucrative jobs in store. Prachi Regespeaks to experts about the need for professionals who will create future Wall-Es.

A visiting robot 

Foreign universities are looking at India for talent to work on their ambitious robotics projects. Gauri Rane chats with representatives of Ireland’s Aberystwyth University to find out more about their Autonomous Sailing Robot or ASR project.

Learn how humans walk

Humans have been walking on earth for over a million years and researchers are now close to figuring out how they do it.

Now, you can have a robotic device `mother` you

A French company is set to launch a new robotic device that can take care you.

Mexican engineer makes piano-playing robot

A Mexican engineer has designed and built a robot said to be the world`s "most advanced robot pianist" with 10 degrees of movement, his engineering school said.

NASA`s new robot Valkyrie may explore Mars in future

NASA has unveiled their new "superhero" robot Valkyrie that could one day be used to explore Mars.

Robonaut aboard ISS getting fresh set of legs to conquer space

NASA engineers are in the process of developing climbing legs for the International Space Station`s robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2).

Jellyfish to help improve bio-inspired robotic designs

Researchers have discovered a way in which jellyfish are able to move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal.

`Bionic man` makes debut at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

A first-ever walking, talking "bionic man" built entirely out of synthetic body parts made his Washington debut on Thursday.

Now, robotic leg with a natural gait

Scientists are developing a new computer-controlled bionic leg that can help amputees walk more `naturally`.

When IIT-Kharagpur robots will play soccer

Armed with high speed metal dribblers and kickers, a clutch of small autonomous robots engineered by a group of students, at the IIT-KGP, are set to play soccer at an international event in Malaysia.

Now, disposable mini-drones to track forest fires

Two disposable mini-drones have been designed to keep a track of potential forest fires.

Now, humanoid robot to make you coffee

A Japanese company has developed a robot that can make coffee for its owner.

Now, robots to detect smelly feet and stinky breath

Japanese researchers have developed two new robots that can warn people if they suffer from bad body odour or stinky breath.

RoboBee makes first controlled flight

In culmination of more than a decade`s work, an insect-sized robot took its first controlled in a Harvard robotics laboratory.

`Killer robots` raise fear of Terminator-like attacks

Human Rights groups have launched a campaign to put an end to the development of what are called "killer robots," which they believe should be outlawed along with cluster bombs and land mines.