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Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots

Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:36 | A DNA nanorobot is programmed to pick up and sort molecules into predefined regions. Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of […]

AWI’s Underwater Robot Tramper Successfully Recovered

AWI’s Underwater Robot Tramper Successfully Recovered

Sep 8, 2017 @ 13:03  | Deep-sea researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) recovered the underwater robot Tramper, which had been taking measurements at a depth of 2435 metres for nearly 60 weeks – the first long-term mission involving a crawler under the Arctic sea ice. For […]

Robot Learns to Follow Orders like Alexa

Robot Learns to Follow Orders like Alexa

 By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon| Sep 1, 2017 @ 13:25  | CSAIL/ MIT News|  ComText, from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, allows robots to understand contextual commands. Despite what you might see in movies, today’s robots are still very limited in what they can do. They can be great for many repetitive tasks, […]

New Robot Rolls with the Rules of Pedestrian Conduct

New Robot Rolls with the Rules of Pedestrian Conduct

By Jennifer Chu | Sep 1, 2017 @ 13:11 | MIT News| Approach may enable robots to move around hospitals, malls, and other areas with heavy foot traffic. Just as drivers observe the rules of the road, most pedestrians follow certain social codes when navigating a hallway or a crowded thoroughfare: Keep to the right, pass […]

‘Seeing’ Robot Learns Tricky Technique for Studying Brain Cells in Mammals

‘Seeing’ Robot Learns Tricky Technique for Studying Brain Cells in Mammals

By Caroline Brogan | Sep 1, 2017 @ 12:50| Imperial scientists have successfully taught robots to perform a challenging brain technique only previously mastered by a handful of humans. Whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, or whole-cell recording (WCR), is the gold-standard technique for studying the behaviour of brain cells called neurons under different brain states such as […]

Origami-Inspired Robot

Origami-Inspired Robot

Aug 26, 2017 @ 16:26 | New research from a team of MechSE professors and students, published as an invited paper in Smart Materials and Structures, details how origami structures and bio-inspired design can be used to create a crawling robot. Assistant professors Aimy Wissa and Sameh Tawfick, along with graduate student Alexander Pagano and […]

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon |  Aug 23, 2017 @ 17:46 | CSAIL / MIT News | CSAIL’s “Interactive Robogami” lets you design and 3-D print origami-inspired custom robots from 2-D designs. Even as robots become increasingly common, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is […]

Some Soft Robots can ‘Heal’ Themselves

Some Soft Robots can ‘Heal’ Themselves

Aug 18, 2017 @ 21:41 | Cutting your hand, tearing a muscle, or even breaking a bone – these are all injuries that heal over time. Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have also endowed robots with this self-healing property, as illustrated in their study “Self-healing soft pneumatic robots”, published in Science Robotics. Research into […]