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Microrobot swims through eyes to deliver drugs

Open up those peepers and get a full shot of robot. Scientists are working on tiny machines that can be directed through the eyes to treat conditions like macular degeneration.

By Mar. 17, 2011


Stainless steel robot arm far cooler than your arm

Kawasaki Heavy Industries' MSR05 robot experiments with drugs and bathes in hydrogen peroxide gas.

By Jul. 17, 2013


Two-armed robot takes on risky lab work

This modified assembly robot has been put to work in the lab, where it's handling dangerous materials to keep people out of harm's way.

By Jul. 7, 2012


Water-walking robot takes cue from insects

New aquatic microrobot out of China can walk and turn freely on the surface of water by mimicking insects that can do the same.

By Jul. 27, 2011


RoboBees ready for mass production. Thanks, Harvard!

Harvard University's robotics lab designs an origami-inspired method for stamping out large numbers of pop-up flying microrobots.

By Feb. 16, 2012


Robot Jesus bug goes from walking to jumping

Though it weighs more than 1,100 water striders, this little bot can leap 5.5 inches in the air while skimming the water's surface.

By Jul. 25, 2012


This week in Crave: The 'Eye, Robot' edition

This week, a robot swam around in our eyes, we took a tour of a creepily cool Tron-style home, and Tiny Wings kept flying high.

By Mar. 19, 2011


If the Roomba went to grad school

The UBOT is a smarter--but needier--vacuum bot

By Feb. 9, 2007


Researchers build 'flying' micro-robot

The robot, which weighs about three-hundredths of an ounce, is manipulated by magnetic fields and has the potential for use in clean rooms or hazardous environments.

By Apr. 10, 2009


A robot powered by heart muscles

A group of South Korean researchers from the Nano/Micro System Laboratory at Seoul National University has created a miniature robot powered by living heart tissue.

By Sep. 12, 2007