Physicists build muscle for shape-changing, cell-sized robots

Media Note: Images can be viewed and downloaded at You can also watch this Vimeo video about the work. ITHACA, N.Y. – An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they’ve actually built the “muscle” for one. With postdoctoral […]

Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

ITHACA, N.Y. – While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell engineers has been experimenting with a new type of programming that mimics the way an insect’s brain works, which could soon have people wondering if that […]

Did you catch that? Robot’s speed of light communication could protect you from danger

  Media Note: To view and download a “model” image of the technology, go to   ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around, and if necessary, interpret what they see. This would allow the robots to conduct surveillance as […]

Families invited to an afternoon of creatures, robots and LEGOs, Jan. 28 at Cornell

WHAT: Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 2017 WHERE: Duffield Hall Atrium, Cornell University campus ITHACA, N.Y. – Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat or hop like a frog to the Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo – hosted by the Cornell […]