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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to 'Smart' Fire Fighting

June 18, 2015 — A new report needed to develop advanced cyberphysical systems to greatly improve fire-protection and fire-fighting ... read more

Several Popular Smart Phones Fail to Reach Normal Internet Speeds

June 2, 2015 — A lot of users are using outdated mobile devices that fail to reach adequate speeds on mobile networks. This is shown by measurements shared by the users of Netradar, a free mobile application that ... read more

Solar Power: Finding Safe and Efficient Home Storage Systems

June 2, 2015 — How do I find the right storage system for my application? This question is asked by many potential buyers. Battery storage systems available on the market differ considerably in terms of safety, ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Scientists have created underwater robot swarms that function like schools of fish, exchanging information to monitor the environment, searching, maintaining, exploring and harvesting resources in ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Given the threat of a massive earthquake striking Japan, researchers have organized a cooperative project team to develop a new robot. They set about determining the factors that are most important ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged. ... read more

Making Good Use of Social Media

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare ... read more

Medical, Magnetic Millirobots Offer Hope for Less-Invasive Surgeries

May 27, 2015 — Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The potential ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics -- intelligent handheld ... read more

May 22, 2015 — Researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Through a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a 34-year-old paralyzed man is the first person in the world to have a ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles. They are hoping to make a robot that can walk and jump on water ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Engineers have taken the first steps toward building a novel dynamic sonar system inspired by horseshoe bats that could be more efficient and take up less space than current man-made sonar ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, researchers have found. They say more research is needed on how noise ... read more

Nature Inspires First Artificial Molecular Pump

May 19, 2015 — Using nature for inspiration, scientists have developed an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. The machine mimics the pumping mechanism of proteins that move ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A wearable FES-robot hybrid training system has been designed for multi-joint upper limb rehabilitation. With successful combination of the two technologies' advantages, recovery achieved by the ... read more

May 14, 2015 — New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to new ... read more

Octopus Arm Inspires Future Surgical Tool

May 13, 2015 — A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by a group of researchers. Inspired by the eight arms of the octopus, the device has been specifically ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a ... read more

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