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May 22, 2017

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How State-of-the-Art Camera That Behaves Like the Human Eye Could Benefit Robots and Smart Devices

Apr. 27, 2017 — Experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future -- opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones ... read more

Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko's Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Apr. 26, 2017 — Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided ... read more

New Interface Allows More Efficient, Faster Technique to Remotely Operate Robots

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new interface allows users to simply point and click on an item, then choose a grasp, to control a robot ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have quantitatively deconstructed what they describe as the 'ingenious mobility strategies' of seeds that self-burrow rotationally into soil. Seeds maneuvered to dig into soil ... read more

5G Enables Precision Road Weather Services, Provides Robot Cars With the Ability to Hear

Apr. 20, 2017 — The 5G-Safe project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents, is currently being coordinated in Europe. This involves the development of new vehicular network solutions and the local road weather and ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Engineers have developed a prototype cheetah robot. They have constructed a scaled-down robotic version of the fastest land animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new adhesive sensor can save patients the discomfort and pain resulting from leaky intravenous drips, say developers of the new ... read more

Policymakers 'Flying Blind' Into the Future of Work

Apr. 13, 2017 — Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new ... read more

Distracted? Slowing Down, Not a Safe Option

Apr. 11, 2017 — Drivers who slow down while using mobile phones have the potential to increase on-road conflicts, a new study warns. Distracted drivers reducing their speed might sound favorable in terms of safety, ... read more

Hearing, Touch Mediate Sensations Via Osseointegrated Prostheses

Apr. 6, 2017 — People with a prosthesis attached directly to their skeleton can hear by means of vibrations in their implant. This sound transmission through bones is an important part of osseoperception -- sensory ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — It keeps a constant eye on the condition of the machine, it carries out diagnostic analyses and it notifies the operator when a part needs to be replaced. The research team has developed an early ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The ... read more

Robot Epigenetics: Adding Complexity to Embodied Robot Evolution

Apr. 3, 2017 — For the first time, researchers in the field of evolutionary robotics have used physically embodied robots to study epigenetic effects on robot evolution. The study confirms the great importance of ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Engineering researchers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot -- or ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A research group has demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its ... read more

Self-Healing Graphene Holds Promise for Artificial Skin in Future Robots

Mar. 21, 2017 — A new study offers a novel solution where a sub-nano sensor uses graphene to sense a crack as soon as it starts nucleation, or after the crack has spread a certain distance. This technology could ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Engineers have created a 'tree-on-a-chip' -- a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor ... read more

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