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bio-inspired robotic laboratory


Astronaut in space guides Earthbound robot through precision task

An astronaut aboard the space station uses a controller with force feedback to sense what a robot is touching on Earth and guide it to complete a simple job.

By September 9, 2015


Comet-exploring 'Hedgehog' robot goes for a microgravity tumble

NASA has tested two prototypes of its "Hedgehog" robot concept to see how they perform in microgravity.

By September 8, 2015


Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy role

Myon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.

By June 30, 2015


Mind-controlled telepresence robots could restore mobility to the disabled

A brain-computer interface used in conjunction with telepresence robots could one day help the disabled find a measure of independence.

By June 24, 2015


Teeny tiny robotic tentacles can grasp an ant without hurting it

Pneumatically powered tiny tentacles enable robots to grasp and handle tiny, delicate objects without damaging them.

By June 22, 2015


Brain-connected prosthetic hand restores a paralysed man's sense of touch

A mind-controlled prosthetic hand created by DARPA has now allowed a paralysed patient to feel physical sensations.

By September 14, 2015


NASA looking at 'hitchhiking' across solar system on speeding comets

A spacecraft concept under development could shoot diamond harpoons at space rocks to slingshot itself around our corner of the galaxy.

By September 2, 2015


How a superfast network and 3D printing come together in one city

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET digs in to the 3D printing startup culture in Chattanooga.

By August 22, 2015


NASA contemplates high-flying 'windbots' for exploring gas giants

Turbulence is often a problem for aircraft. NASA researchers, however, are now thinking it might be just the way to power probes sent to explore Jupiter and Saturn.

By July 23, 2015


'Bionic' rebuild gives three amputees mind-controlled robotic arms

Three Austrian men have received mind-controlled robotic arms, using a world-first technique called "bionic reconstruction."

By February 24, 2015