Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now students and teachers can create inexpensive automated systems to do this in clubs or classrooms.
Bioengineers combined live observation, mathematical insights and this robot swimmer to reveal the movement of parasitic larvae that cause schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people worldwide.
After learning new software and programming languages, Stanford students in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have an opportunity to choose a creative task and design a robot to perform the task for demonstration.
The Computational Vision and Geometry Lab has developed a robot prototype that could soon autonomously move among us, following normal human social etiquettes. It's named 'Jackrabbot' after the springy hares that bounce around campus.