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Cyborg Slugs and Synthetic Stingrays

 Cyborg Slugs and Synthetic Stingrays

We explore the wonderful, terrifying world of combining technology and organic material. From robots with slug muscles to an artificial stingray, what's up with cyborgs? See more »

Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robots GO!

 Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robots GO!

What if you could own a big robot made up of thousands of smaller robots, and it was able to change its shape in order to complete various tasks. Sounds crazy, right? Well you’d be surprised to learn that this is actually a real thing – Self Reconfigurable Modular Robotics! From the m-blocks at MIT, to the kilobots at Harvard, there are already examples of these robots in the real world, and these little guys stand to make a BIG impact! See more »

Biomimetics

 Biomimetics

Humans can create some pretty astounding technologies, but it’s hard to beat the R&D provided by 4 billion years of evolution. How do modern humans look to nature for inspiration in engineering and design? See more »

Rovers Get Around

 Rovers Get Around

What's the perfect way for rovers to get around? Why settle on the wheel? We look at the challenges of designing rover mobility systems. See more »

Robotic Animals in Action

 Robotic Animals in Action

We have come a long way toward creating convincing robotic animals. See some fascinating robotic animals in action in this video round-up. See more »

Watch Our 9 Favorite Exoskeletons in Action

 Watch Our 9 Favorite Exoskeletons in Action

Some amazing powered exoskeletons are already up and running. Watch videos of our favorite mechanical exoskeletons in this blog post. See more »

A Pierced Tongue Drives a Wheelchair

 A Pierced Tongue Drives a Wheelchair

Engineers have been working on a Tongue Drive System for wheelchairs. Learn about the Tongue Drive System in this Fw:Thinking blog post. See more »

We Like Big Brains

 We Like Big Brains

The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius showcases how engineers and innovators approach and solve problems. Learn more in this blog post. See more »

The Nature of Engineering (And Vice Versa)

 The Nature of Engineering (And Vice Versa)

Cutting-edge technology owes much to the engineering feats of the natural world. Learn more about natural engineering in the blog post. See more »