Robotics

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 […]

New Technique Eases Production, Customization of Soft Robotics

New Technique Eases Production, Customization of Soft Robotics

 |Jan 11, 2018 @ 18:58 | By helping rubber and plastic stick together under pressure, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemists have simplified the production of small fluid-carrying channels that can drive movement in soft robotics and enable chemical analyses on microscopic scales. The technique, which creates a stronger chemical bond between silicone and an unprecedented array […]

Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

| Jan 8, 2018 @ 07:23 | An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they’ve actually built the “muscle” for one. With postdoctoral researcher Marc Miskin at the helm, the team has made a robot […]

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 […]