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The New Robotics Technology Set to Change the Construction Industry

The New Robotics Technology Set to Change the Construction Industry

| Jan 22, 2018 @ 18:00 | Millennials, don’t give up your smashed avo just yet. Hadrian the WA bricklaying robot is about to make construction of houses safer, faster and cheaper. Fastbrick Robotics is responding to the increased demand for housing and a shortage in skilled construction labour with a bricklaying robot. The gigantic robot […]

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

| By Benjamin Boettner |  Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:48 | The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery, microassembly and micromanipulation. Because of their high precision and speed, milliDelta 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 Clavel for a chocolate […]

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

 | Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:53 | UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins […]

Robotic Implants Spur Tissue Regeneration Inside the Body

Robotic Implants Spur Tissue Regeneration Inside the Body

|Jan 11, 2018 @ 19:19| 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, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. The robotic system, described today in Science Robotics, induced cell proliferation and lengthened part of the […]

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 […]

Teachable,Autonomous Phenotyping Robot Introduced to Investors, Market

Teachable,Autonomous Phenotyping Robot Introduced to Investors, Market

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:24  Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia is being unveiled on Sept. 11 to 13 at the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, bringing agricultural innovators together […]

3D Lidar Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances With Wide Angle of View

3D Lidar Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances With Wide Angle of View

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:12 | Panasonic’s new 3D LiDAR enables variable detection settings for viewing angles and scanning speed. This new product contributes to the wide-spread use of autonomous robots that navigate inside or outside facilities with moving objects, including people. Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a 3D LiDAR [1] sensor […]

Nasa’s Robotic ‘Sniffer’ Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair

Nasa’s Robotic ‘Sniffer’ Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair

By Peter Sooy | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:47 | In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) to “smell” in space.  Using the RELL instruments, operators successfully located a small leak from the station’s ammonia coolant loop, and […]