RoBeetle A team of researchers have built a tiny microbot that can run entirely on methanol, a type of alcohol. The robot dubbed RoBeetle weighs less than a single gram, just 88 milligrams, and...
Small Wonders Researchers from Georgia Tech have created microbots so tiny, they make a penny look massive — and they want the little bots to one day attack diseases in your body. According to a...
Robot for Ants? If robots are going to surf through our bloodstreams by 2030, as futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts they will, we’re going to need to find a way to make the bots both tiny and mobile....
Roving Robot Rolls-Royce really wants to get robots into its jet engines. In July, the U.K. engineering firm unveiled the tiny, cockroach-like robot it designed to crawl into engines’ hard-to-reach...
Researchers invented a tiny “minimalist robot” that looks like a caterpillar and can perform a wide range of movements, including jumping, crawling through tunnels, and climbing out of a pool. It...
Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet, yet only 15 percent of them are well-mapped. The scientific community has set an ambitious goal of mapping 100 percent by 2030, and one competition is...
Scientists from Arizona State and Harvard have created new DNA structures using one long, thin strand of DNA. Called DNA Origami, these structures have the potential to lead to the creation of...
Microbots designed to traverse the human body are one of the most potentially transformative technologies in the future of healthcare. Researchers have developed a microbot made from algae that...
SRI International has developed a microbot army — a robotic hive of insect-like machines was designed to build almost any kind of structure. These magnetized micro bots might someday have...
Ion propulsion has traditionally been used to propel spacecraft, but it may now power tiny insect-inspired robots. These bots could be used for search and rescue, pollination, and air quality...