Robotic movement is generally thought to be abrupt and mechanical but researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have teamed up to develop a method to design a soft robot with the capability to move organically.
Researchers from Stanford University have found a way to help explain how animals generate enough lift to fly and what this could mean for the way flying robots and drones are designed.
The latest bio-inspired robot harnesses a chameleon's ability to quickly change color and blend in with their surroundings. While the robot is currently only able to change from red, to green, to blue, researchers are hopeful that with further study, they can someday create improved camouflage systems for military vehicles and body armor.
Researchers have for the first time found that at least one species of fish can sense touch using their pectoral fins, much like humans use their fingertips to get a feel for their surroundings.
Amazed by the sneaky and speedy ability of cockroaches, researchers created a bio-inspired robot that could one day be used to search through rubble in disaster zones and free victims.
Snakes are remarkable climbers, able to scale nearly all types of trees with varying bark textures. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati recently took a closer look at how some of these slithering animals perform their acrobatic tricks.