Archived articles


Robot programming for everyday people
Published Sept 24, 2021
New Demoshop software makes it easier to teach robots to help in the workplace
Project Argo
Published Summer 2021
Inside the oceans, autonomous floats take the temperature and pulse of our changing saltwater world. Two Hopkins alums helped send this fleet on its way. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Extreme robotics
Deep down below
Published Summer 2021
For almost three decades, Whiting School Professor Louis Whitcomb has developed tools and vehicles that enable oceanographers to explore once-unreachable depths / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Ready for duty
Published March 30, 2021
Robots helped hospitals confront the coronavirus pandemic. What lessons are engineers taking with them as they think about the next generation of health care robots?
Applied Physics Lab researchers develop advanced soft robots
Published Jan 22, 2021
The team's flexible, snail-like robot is 'untethered' from a power source and controlled remotely, opening new possibilities for the burgeoning technology
Quadriplegic patient uses brain signals to feed himself with two advanced prosthetic arms
Published Dec 28, 2020
System merging artificial intelligence, robotics, and a brain-machine interface represents major step toward restoring function and autonomy for patients without the full use of their limbs
Computer Science
Dog training methods help JHU teach robots to learn new tricks
Published Oct 26, 2020 Video
Through the kind of positive reinforcement used to train dogs, a robot named Spot was able to learn a new task far faster than usual
Remote control for COVID-19 patient ventilators
Published Aug 13, 2020
A new robotic system designed by Johns Hopkins researchers may help hospitals preserve protective gear, limit staff exposure to COVID-19, and provide more time for clinical work
Move like a jitterbug
Published June 16, 2020
By chasing cockroaches through an obstacle course and studying their movements, Johns Hopkins researchers have gained insights that will help robots navigate rough terrain
Slithering snakes help engineers learn how to build better robots
Published Feb 18, 2020
Mechanical engineers design a snake robot based on the climbing technique of the kingsnake that could help advance search-and-rescue technology