Scientists at the University of Kashan are working on determining mechanical and physical characteristics of carbon and nitride-Bohr nanotubes in an attempt to enhance the design of the nano-robots’ arms.
The Yonhap News Agency in Seoul reported that the Government has announced it will spend 100 billion WON (US$89.5 million) on robotics related projects to encourage growth in the cutting edge industry.
It looks like a starfish made of soft plastic. When air is blown into it through a thin tube it comes to life and the starfish closes like a hand. It does this so gently that it can grasp a raw egg without breaking it.
The Chrysler Foundation continues its long time commitment to furthering science, engineering and technology education as it announces recipients of 2011 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotic grants.
NASA is offering $20 million in support of the robotics non profit organisation ‘FIRST’ or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
As a part of its incentive for student participation in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology, NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program.
The Alabama Robotics Technology Park will soon be open to the general public. Alabama Governor, Bob Riley will be attending the grand opening of the Phase I of the park on Wednesday November 10, 2010.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created an artificial skin with a nanowire active matrix circuitry casing the hand.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an archetypal model of a robot called Seaswarm that can automatically move across the ocean to absorb the oil spill and process it locally.