AI / Robotics

An Artificial Nerve System Gives Prosthetic Devices and Robots a Sense of Touch

12 months ago Stanford university 0
Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach and identify letters in the Braille alphabet. The work, reported May 31 in Science, is a step toward creating artificial skin for prosthetic limbs, to restore sensation to amputees and, perhaps, one day give Read More

Machine Learning Method Designed for Mars Research Could Improve Cancer Treatments

1 year ago Kenny Walter | R & D 0
Scientists are using machine learning to take some of the uncertainty out of how cancer treatments are actually impacting tumors. Researchers from the University of Manchester are using a machine learning method called Linear Poisson Modelling—developed to help scientists identify craters and dunes of Mars—as a new way to measure the effects of cancer treatments. Read More

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

1 year ago Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0
MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat. In regions of high wind, the robot is designed to stay aloft, much like its avian counterpart. Where there are calmer winds, the robot can dip a Read More

Robotic assembly of the world’s smallest house—even a mite doesn’t fit through the door

1 year ago American Institute of Physics 0
A French nanorobotics team from the Femto-ST Institute in Besançon, France, assembled a new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies. Combining several existing technologies, the μRobotex nanofactory builds microstructures in a large vacuum chamber and fixes components onto optical fiber tips with nanometer accuracy. The microhouse construction, reported in the Journal Read More

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

1 year ago University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine 0
An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according to Benjamin Freedman, assistant professor Read More

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

1 year ago University of Washington 0
Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are cheap to make and can Read More

Deeper Understanding of Quantum Chaos may be the Key to Quantum Computers

1 year ago University of Leeds 0
New research gives insight into a recent experiment that was able to manipulate an unprecedented number of atoms through a quantum simulator. This new theory could provide another step on the path to creating the elusive quantum computers. An international team of researchers, led by the University of Leeds and in cooperation with the Institute Read More

Robot teaches itself how to dress people

1 year ago Georgia Institute of Technology 0
More than 1 million Americans require daily physical assistance to get dressed because of injury, disease and advanced age. Robots could potentially help, but cloth and the human body are complex. To help address this need, a robot at the Georgia Institute of Technology is successfully sliding hospital gowns on people’s arms. The machine doesn’t Read More

LIGHT Forum: Healthcare of the Future Will be Shaped by Artificial Intelligence

1 year ago Kenny Walter | RandDMagazine 0
A panel of industry stakeholders predicts that the healthcare industry is going to transform in the next five to ten years, largely because of growth in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). The topic was discussed during a panel called “Will Artificial Intelligence Define the Healthcare Industry of Tomorrow?” as part of the Leaders in Global Read More

Walking robots, a YouTube sensation, get ready for market

1 year ago PHYS.org 0
A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after years of research. Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert says his company will begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security Read More