One of the organic capabilities that have been difficult to replicate in artificial systems is the ability to heal and regenerate itself - and now a new design for robot swimmers might be able to do just that.
NASA has been funding scientists developing gecko-inspired technology for robotic applications at the International Space Station. Two Stanford laboratories developed gecko-like grippers for the Astrobee robot to pick up objects to assist astronauts efficiently.
Building the giant Gundam robot started with a vision that seemed impossible. Through the hard work of some of Japan's top specialists, the vision has become a reality within six years as the robot is nearly completed.