A special kind of robot not only views & navigates in smoke-filled areas but also detects gas leaks & plots maps of areas it has been in.
Researchers are designing swarms of robotic bees and jumping robot spiders, aiming to lead the world in micro robotics.
As part of an innovative project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), scientists from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton will use machine learning and bio-inspired algorithms to create fault-tolerant robotic swarms.
Millidelta robots are preferred for use in various industrial micromanipulations due to their greater accuracy and speed, but could now be used in surgeries.
The method produces stronger chemical bonds between silicone and plastic, reducing complexity, time and cost to develop/customize microfluidic devices.
EPFL researchers have developed a new miniature robot that can swim with fish, learn how they interact with one another, and make them come together or change direction. These unique capabilities have been demonstrated on schools of zebrafish.
Although flexible endoscopes have the ability to make their way through narrow passages for curing hard-to-reach portions inside the human body, when they finally reach their target areas, they depend on firm surgical tools to remove or manipulate tissues.
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed new free-flying robots that follow the two rules of the air — don’t undercut or collide with each other. In addition to these robots, the researchers have also developed autonomous blimps that can detect faces and recognize hand gestures.
Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power, may be used to make small robots move.
One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry out medical functions in specific locations.