Insect

07.31.15
Tiny robotic insect can jump on water like a strider
07.31.15

Tiny robotic insect can jump on water like a strider

Scientists from Seoul National University and Harvard University have figured out the water strider's secrets.

By M. Moon,   07.31.15
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12.21.14
Watch the first steps of a robot inspired by stick bugs
12.21.14

Watch the first steps of a robot inspired by stick bugs

They grow up so fast, don't they? It was just a few years ago that HECTOR the stick bug robot was...

By J. Fingas,   12.21.14
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12.16.13
Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate
12.16.13

Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate

Many robots can fly, but only a few forsake rotors for more natural, if inefficient means of propu...

By J. Rigg,   12.16.13
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05.03.13
Harvard University's robotic insect takes its first controlled flight (video)
05.03.13

Harvard University's robotic insect takes its first controlled flight (video)

There's hardly a shortage of animal inspired robots, but few are as tiny as Harvard's autonomous R...

By S. Buckley,   05.03.13
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10.13.12
Alt-week 10.13.12: is the Universe a simulation, cloning dinosaurs and singing mice
10.13.12

Alt-week 10.13.12: is the Universe a simulation, cloning dinosaurs and singing mice

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   10.13.12
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08.13.12
Armchair Darwinians discover new insect species on Flickr
08.13.12

Armchair Darwinians discover new insect species on Flickr

Entomologist Shaun Winterton has discovered a new species of Malaysian Lacewing from the comfort o...

By D. Cooper,   08.13.12
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07.27.12
Chinese microbot walks on water, skims the surface of insect-inspired design
07.27.12

Chinese microbot walks on water, skims the surface of insect-inspired design

Bugs are creepy. You don't need to be an entomophobe to empathize with that sentiment. But bugs ar...

By J. Volpe,   07.27.12
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01.12.12
Cyborg cockroaches inch closer to reality, blame science
01.12.12

Cyborg cockroaches inch closer to reality, blame science

Few things on this planet are more indestructible than the lowly cockroach -- except, of course...

By A. Toor,   01.12.12
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04.19.11
HECTOR insect-inspired hexapod walking robot is a smooth operator (video)
04.19.11

HECTOR insect-inspired hexapod walking robot is a smooth operator (video)

We've seen some rather nightmare-inducing robots inspired by insects, but, once again, the folks at...

By C. Trout,   04.19.11
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