Whoa, This Tiny Tail-Equipped Robo Monkey Can Leap Like a Superhero

There's a reason the animals that spend their days leaping from tree to tree have developed long prehensile tails. It not only gives them an extra limb for clinging to branches, it also helps them steer and adjust their center of gravity as they sail through the air. So it makes sense that if you were developing a… » 8/15/13 9:23am 8/15/13 9:23am

Great, Researchers Give This Creepy Cyborg Fish the Ability To Swim…

Researchers at Michigan State University have upgraded their autonomous swimming robo-fish named Grace—short for Gliding Robot ACE—with the ability to passively glide through the water, potentially letting it swim forever on a single charge. » 1/17/13 8:55am 1/17/13 8:55am

Graffiti Identification System Could Reveal the Gang Behind the Tag

Graffiti isn't always used to spruce up abandoned homes, freeway overpasses or trains. Sometimes it's used by gangs to mark their territory or communicate about illicit activities. So this new system that accurately catalogues graffiti, and who's behind it, gives police a useful tool for identifying and staying one… » 11/17/11 9:32am 11/17/11 9:32am

Laser Can Detect Roadside Bombs From a Distance

Scientists have a new laser sensor they say can detect roadside bombs, the cause of more than half the soldier deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. » 9/19/11 2:20pm 9/19/11 2:20pm

A Sprinting Robot That Heralds The Age of the Terminators

Terrifying. The sound of MABEL's hard metal feet on the lab floor sends a chill down my spine. These poor, blind researchers at University of Michigan don't know what havoc they've wrought on our future. Who will save us? » 8/16/11 12:20pm 8/16/11 12:20pm