Ananya is a freelance science writer, journalist and translator, with ​a ​research background in robotics. She covers all things algorithms, robots, animals, oceans, ​​urban and the people involved in these fields. Her interest in the storytelling power of audio has led her to work with podcasts too​.

All Stories by Ananya

  1. A photo of a new type of robot that has a black box for a body and four legs that are helping it move down the hall.

    This robot automatically tucks its limbs to squeeze through spaces

    Inspired by ants, a robot with telescoping legs can crawl under low ceilings, climb over steps and move on grass, loose rock and mulch.

  2. photo of giant honeybees packed close together in an open nest

    Here’s what triggers giant honeybees to do the wave

    A new study is revealing details about what sets off a defensive behavior in open-nesting bees known as shimmering.