AI 'scientist' finds that toothpaste ingredient may help fight drug-resistant malaria
19 hours ago
An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs. This discovery, led by researchers at ...
Miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speed
Jan 17, 2018
Because of their high precision and speed, Delta robots are deployed in many industrial processes, including pick-and-place assemblies, machining, welding and food packaging. Starting with the first version developed by Reymond ...
Misty Robotics seeds bright future for home, office robots
Jan 12, 2018
What's in a dev kit coming in February? A whole lot of potential for those inclined to run the gamut of their imagination, in working to develop home robots. And by "those inclined" we do not mean roboticists per se. The ...
Hoping for mech racing league comes easy at CES
Jan 11, 2018
A crew of supersized exoskeletons ready to race? Well, a machine teased as such, as the machine, of startling proportions, drew attention at CES this week. This curiosity is nearly 15 feet tall, 18 feet wide, and weighs more ...
New 'emotional' robots aim to read human feelings
Jan 11, 2018
The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability, and offer advice and encouragement.
Robotic implants spur tissue regeneration inside the body
Jan 10, 2018
An implanted, programmable medical robot can gradually lengthen tubular organs by applying traction forces—stimulating tissue growth in stunted organs without interfering with organ function or causing apparent discomfort, ...
New class of soft, electrically activated devices mimics the expansion and contraction of natural muscles
Jan 04, 2018
In the basement of the Engineering Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots. Instead of the metallic droids you may be imagining, they are developing ...
Team in Japan creates most advanced humanoid robot yet
Dec 21, 2017
A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has created what appears to be the most advanced humanoid robot yet—actually two of them, one called Kenshiro the other Kengoro. In their paper published in the journal Science ...
Rodem robotic chair takes wheelchair concept to higher level
Dec 19, 2017
A Japanese company has done a rethink of the wheelchair and the result is the Rodem robotic mover—we are saying "mover" instead of wheelchair because it goes beyond sitting support into direct help to accomplish daily tasks.
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality
Dec 14, 2017
Even as autonomous robots get better at doing things on their own, there will still be plenty of circumstances where humans might need to step in and take control. New software developed by Brown University computer scientists ...