A "jumper", or silicon microrobot designed for leaping using its wide, spring-like midsection. (Photos by Adam Lau)
An ionocraft with attached sensor board is displayed in a petri dish used as a protective case. A ZIF (zero insertion force) socket micro robot, which provides a simple approach to integrating CMOS chips and MEMS structures. An experimental ionocraft. Graduate student Rachel Zoll, center, shows fellow graduate student Oliver Chen how to prepare electrodes for insertion at a probe station in UC Berkeley's Swarm Lab. A neural-recording microelectrode, which can pick up signals transmitted by individual neurons. Graduate students Rachel Zoll and Oliver Chen prepare electrodes in the Swarm Lab Leg parts of a walking, hexapod microrobot. A hexapod microrobot, which shuffles along using its six legs. An ionocraft with attached sensor board. A newly assembled ionocraft sits ready for a test flight in UC Berkeley's Swarm Lab.