The Government’s chief scientific adviser got a glimpse into the future when he saw how the University of Sheffield is helping to drive forward the UK’s robotics research during a visit today (Tuesday 11 August 2015).
Darwinian selection can be used to evolve robot controllers able to efficiently self-organize their tasks. Taking inspiration from the way in which ants organise their work and divide up tasks, Eliseo Ferrante and colleagues evolved complex robot behaviors using artificial evolution and detailed robotics simulations.
The tiny tube circled an ant’s thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers.
Microbial Robotics will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2015 on March 5th & 6th at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
Who's that tiny dancer in the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show? It's Ozobot, the world's smallest programmable robot with the intuitive color-based language. Ozobot's capacity for fun and learning are endless.
In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines.
They are with us every moment of every day, controlling every action we make, from the breath we breathe to the words we speak, and yet there is still a lot we don’t know about the cells that make up our nervous systems. When things go awry and nerve cells don’t communicate as they should, the consequences can be devastating. Speech can be slurred, muscles stop working on command and memories can be lost forever.
Bacterial Robotics, a synthetic microbial biotechnology firm, today announced it secured an oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) from Nationwide Children's Hospital. The oHSV expresses the human tissue inhibitor metalloproteinases (TIMP3) or firefly luciferase rQT3.
A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields.
A team of Southern Nuclear engineers at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant were honored yesterday at the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. They received the nuclear industry's highest honor – a TIP Award – for developing a Top Industry Practice. The team claimed the 2014 GE Hitachi Vendor Award for its participation in GE Hitachi's development of the Stinger™ Automated IVVI, a new first-of-a-kind tool for performing in-vessel visual inspections.