A mechanical engineer brings her personal experiences to address human-centered problems and encourage 'compassionate design.'
Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
Leonardo's interest in the human form and replicating human bodily movement foreshadow ideas present in modern robotics.
For those with reduced mobility and even just the normally aging, stairs can pose a big problem. A cheap and efficient new prototype could help.
Using a technique inspired by how human brains operate, researchers have found a way to help robots move more smoothly and more quickly.
One of the engineers behind Bloodhound, the UK's anticipated world land speed record attempt, explains how they created a car to reach 1000mph.
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles... but first we have to figure out how they do it.