Needlescopic surgery, which uses surgical instruments shrunk to the diameter of a sewing needle, is the ultimate form of minimally invasive surgery. The needle-sized incisions it requires are so small … Continue Reading New needle-sized surgical robot given ‘wrists’.
Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have achieved allograft control through a ‘brain-to-brain interface’. The team have developed a technique which allowed them to control a living cockroach … Continue Reading Researchers successfully control a cockroach via a brain-to-brain interface.
Robo Brain, a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources, is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents … Continue Reading ‘Robo Brain’ will teach robots everything from the Internet.
A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois demonstrated a class of walking bio-bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with … Continue Reading Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command.