Five of the world’s tiniest robots

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Allow me to take you on a trip down my memory lane. As a young lad, a film I saw captured my imagination: Fantastic Voyage, a 1966 release about people shrunk to microscopic size and sent into the body of an injured scientist to repair his brain. The...

iRonCub – Jetpacks and Terrifying Dolls face

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Engineers from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have created a jetpack-wearing humanoid robot. The iRonCub has been designed to meet the very real need for robots to overcome impassable terrain and help during disaster response. However, this has been overshadowed by the inclusion of a creepy,...

Meet LEONARDO – a bipedal robot who can ride a skateboard and walk a tightrope

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Engineers at Caltech have developed a bipedal walking robot that can fly, tightrope, and skateboard. LEONARDO (LEgs ONboARD drOne, or LEO for short) works by combining two different locomotion mechanisms. The robot can achieves complex manoeuvres that require delicate balancing, such as walking on a slackline and...