Robotics

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Nanoparticle swarms to deliver medical therapies across body

Nanoparticle swarms to deliver medical therapies across body
A new way to control the collective movement of nano-robots has been developed by a research team led by Prof. Li ZHANG, Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The team has studied and implemented swarm behaviors on nano-robots, allowing controlled morphological changes and splitting.
4th September 2018

Avatar uses gait to predict how many calories you will burn

Avatar uses gait to predict how many calories you will burn
Avatar-based software developed at EPFL looks at how people walk in order to predict their energy expenditure. The software, originally intended for roboticists and for researchers who develop prosthetics and exoskeletons, could have many uses in both medicine and sports. It can be tested online through a downloadable app. Humans instinctively adopt the gait that requires the least amount of energy given the walking conditions.
28th August 2018

Drone flights deliver medical supplies in Puerto Rico

Drone flights deliver medical supplies in Puerto Rico
AT&Thas taken part in a proof of concept with Softbox to test connected medical payloads carried by drones. The goal? Successfully and safely deliver temperature-sensitive medicines using drones. An LTE-connected drone carrying Softbox’s thermal-insulated packaging system 'Skypod,' which includes a smartbox powered by AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology, successfully completed demonstration flights.
28th August 2018


Nanobot pumps destroy nerve agents

Nanobot pumps destroy nerve agents
Once in the territory of science fiction, 'nanobots' are closer than ever to becoming a reality, with possible applications in medicine, manufacturing, robotics and fluidics. Today, scientists report progress in developing the tiny machines: They have made nanobot pumps that destroy nerve agents, while simultaneously administering an antidote. The researchers will present their results at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
22nd August 2018

The rise of the robot nurse

As technology continues to advance and become cheaper and more accessible, its uses are increasingly benefiting human workers in the healthcare industry. 
16th August 2018

Robotics may provide insight into neurological diseases

Robotics may provide insight into neurological diseases
Purdue University researchers are a step closer to answering one of the critical questions about the brain – how neural networks in the organ perform the computations necessary for higher-level brain functions. The technology also provides a new tool for the potential development of medications for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
16th August 2018

Patent gives robots ultra-sensitive skin

Patent gives robots ultra-sensitive skin
The University of Texas at Arlington has patented a smart skin, created by a UTA researcher, that will give robots more sensitive tactile feeling than humans. “The idea is to have robots work better alongside people,” said Zeynep Çelik-Butler, a UTA electrical engineering professor. “The smart skin is actually made up of millions of flexible nanowire sensors that take in so much more information than people’s skin. As the sensors brush against a surface, the robot collects all the information those sensors send back.”
13th August 2018

Cell-sized robots can sense their environment

Cell-sized robots can sense their environment
Researchers at MIT have created what may be the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even carry out computational tasks. These devices, which are about the size of a human egg cell, consist of tiny electronic circuits made of two-dimensional materials, piggybacking on minuscule particles called colloids. Colloids, which insoluble particles or molecules anywhere from a billionth to a millionth of a meter across, are so small they can stay suspended indefinitely in a liquid or even in air.
25th July 2018

Machine learning network offers personalised autism therapy

Machine learning network offers personalised autism therapy
Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognising the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
29th June 2018

‘E-dermis’ brings sense of touch and pain to prosthetic hands

‘E-dermis’ brings sense of touch and pain to prosthetic hands
Amputees often experience the sensation of a 'phantom limb'—a feeling that a missing body part is still there. That sensory illusion is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a team of engineers at the Johns Hopkins University that has created an electronic skin. When layered on top of prosthetic hands, this e-dermis brings back a real sense of touch through the fingertips.
26th June 2018


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