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Motorless ‘Pac Man’ bot surfs across water, avoiding objects

By David Stock A small device shaped like Pac-Man can move on the surface of water and around obstacles without a motor. It could lead to the development…

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Prosthetic leg can ‘change gears’ to make going up stairs easier

A robotic leg with a big toe and motors that can “change gear” like a bicycle can enable a wearer to walk up stairs and slopes Technology 23…

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Flying robotic falcon scares away flocks of birds

By Kismat Shrees A flying robot that resembles a peregrine falcon can be used to scare away flocks of birds in fields, performing better at this task than…

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Exoskeleton boots learn how you walk to help improve your gait

The ability to fine-tune a robotic exoskeleton boot while you are walking around could make such devices more affordable and practical Technology 12 October 2022 By Matthew Sparkes…

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Transforming turtle robot can walk on land and swim through water

A morphable limb design allows this robot to flip between a sea turtle-like limb for swimming in water to a tortoise’s style for travel on land Technology 12…

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Boston Dynamics leads call to stop arming robots – will anyone listen?

A group of robot-makers led by Boston Dynamics has pledged to push back on any attempts to add weapons to their creations, but other companies will continue to…

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