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A Robot You Swallow, with Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith discusses a robot you swallow that livestreams your digestive system for medical procedures such as endoscopies.
03 January 2022, by

Team builds first living robots that can reproduce

AI-designed Xenobots reveal entirely new form of biological self-replication—promising for regenerative medicine.
02 December 2021, by

Finding inspiration in starfish larva

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a tiny robot that mimics the movement of a starfish larva. It is driven by sound waves and equipped with tiny hairs that direct the fluid around it, just like its natural model. In the future, such microswimmers could deliver drugs to diseased cells with pinpoint accuracy.
17 November 2021, by

Wielding a laser beam deep inside the body

A microrobotic opto-electro-mechanical device able to steer a laser beam with high speed and a large range of motion could enhance the possibilities of minimally invasive surgeries By Benjamin Boet...
04 February 2021, by

IEEE RAS Soft Robotics Podcast with Ali Khademhosseini: Biomaterials, soft robotics and the Terasaki Institute

Interesting discussion with Prof. Ali Khademhosseini, CEO of the Terasaki Institute, and one of the pioneers of the Bioengineering field. Prof. Ali’s journey from Harvard and UCLA to the Terasaki In...
26 January 2021, by

IEEE RAS Soft Robotics Podcast with Hod Lipson: Can we design self-aware robots?

Interesting discussion with Hod Lipson, head of Creative Machines Lab, Columbia University in New York. Can robots be self-aware? Can they design other robots and self-repair? Why should we evolve rob...
13 January 2021, by


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Micro-scale Surgical Robots, with Eric Diller

Robohub Podcast · Micro-scale Surgical Robots In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Eric Diller, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, on wireless micro-scale robots that could event...
23 September 2020, by
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Microlocation, with David Mindell

In this episode, Abate interviews David Mindell, co-founder of Humatics. David discusses a system they developed that can detect the location of a special tracking device down to a centimeter level ac...
28 March 2020, by
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Towards using Micro and Nano Robots in the Human Body, with Peer Fischer

In this episode, Marwa ElDiwiny interview Peer Fisher, a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and the Director of the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck I...
06 August 2018, by
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Smart Swarms, with Vijay Kumar

In this episode, Jack Rasiel interviews Vijay Kumar, Professor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  Kumar discusses the guiding ideas behind his research on micro unmanned aeri...
28 October 2017, by

Implantable microrobots: Manufacturing intricate biocompatible micromachines

A team of researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Sam Sia at Columbia Engineering has developed a way to manufacture microscale machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in t...
10 January 2017, by

Designing robots with bugs??

Ask a child to design a robot, and they’ll produce a drawing that looks a little like you or I—the parts may be gray and boxy, but it will have two arms, two legs, and a head (probably with an ant...
26 December 2016, by

Robohub roundtable: Robotic bee swarms from Black Mirror – what’s hype, what’s real?

In this roundtable edition, we watched the Black Mirror episode “Hated in the Nation” and asked our Robohub team members: with many institutions focused on developing aerial drone technology, and ...
06 December 2016, by

mROBerTO: The modular millirobot for swarm behavior studies

Developed by a team at the University of Toronto, mROBerTO (milli-ROBot TORonto) is designed for swarm-robotics researchers who might wish to test their collective-behavior algorithms with real physic...
26 October 2016, by

Raffaello D’Andrea at TED2016: Novel flying machines and swarms of tiny flying robots

Last week Raffaello D'Andrea, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and founder of Verity Studios, demonstrated a whole series of novel flying machines live on stage at T...
22 February 2016, by
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Micro and Nano Robotics, with Brad Nelson

Transcript below. In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Brad Nelson, Professor at ETH Zurich, about his research regarding micro and nano robotics. They discuss many of Nelson’s projects: ret...
02 October 2015, by

Surgical micro-robot swarms: Science fiction, or realistic prospect?

Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots that we inject into the vascular system: the swarm swims to the source of the problem, then either delivers therapeutics or undertakes microsurgery directly. T...
09 March 2015, by

Better micro-actuators to transport materials in liquids

Researchers have developed improved forms of tiny magnetic actuators thanks to new materials and a microscopic 3D printing technology....
18 November 2014, by and

Micro-robotics and medicine: Interview with Toshio Fukuda

An international leader in the field of robotics and automation, Toshio Fukuda is best known for his pioneering work on micro robotics systems — including microsensors and micro actuators — a...
07 January 2014, by

Fully autonomous flapping-wing micro air vehicle weighs about as much as 4 sheets of A4 paper

The DelFly Explorer, a flapping wing MAV equipped with a 4-gram stereo vision system that can fly completely by itself in unknown, cluttered environments. © Delft University of Technology. The DelFl...
16 December 2013, by

Minimally-invasive eye surgery on the horizon as magnetically-guided microbots approach clinical trials

Unlike larger robots, microrobots for applications in the body are too small to carry batteries and motors. To address this challenge, we power and control robots made of magnetic materials using exte...
26 June 2013, by

Plug-and-play artificial compound eye for robotic applications

Flies have small brains that would not be able to process high-resolution images such as those that we see with our own eyes. Instead, they've perfected the use of compound eyes, composed of a dense m...
20 May 2013, by

First controlled flight of an insect-sized robot

Researchers from the Wyss Institute and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard have developed a millimeter-scaled insect robot that can autonomously control its flight. Their findin...
02 May 2013, by

Cell origami

A couple years back, a team from Harvard and MIT developed a sheet of "programmable matter" that could fold into 3D structures....
19 February 2013, by







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