Robots are predicted to streamline a multitude of industrial processes, including those involved in the manufacture and design of therapeutic devices and drugs. However, this next generation of robots will … Continue Reading Nextgen robots can ‘eat’ metal for energy.
Mini cyborgs with a purpose and a program is garnering much interest worldwide. It is hoped these smart microscopic robots married with natural microorganisms will one day perform a host … Continue Reading Living hybrid microbots can decontaminate water.
The human brain presents a powerful, low-energy computing model, made up billions of networked neurons connected by synapses which provide the memory elements. Synaptic connections in the brain can become … Continue Reading Neurologically capable neurobot a step closer to integrating nanobots into the nervous systems.
In cervical spinal cord injury, the most severe of spinal cord injuries, around 20% of patients are left tetraplegic, with all four limbs partially or completely paralyzed. Tetraplegia is caused … Continue Reading Unprecedented brain-computer exoskeleton allows a tetraplegic patient to move.
Robotic instruments have been assisting clinical staff and engineers alike for many years, with prosthetic robotic arms, which allow people who have lost a limb to regain freedom of movement, … Continue Reading First successful non-invasive mind-controlled robotic arm.
Stem cells are cells responsible for generating specialized cells in the body, with stem cell treatments currently being developed to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in patients. However, … Continue Reading Microbot can precisely culture and deliver stem cells.
Knee replacement surgery, where a damaged, worn or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint, is the most common joint replacement procedure, with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons … Continue Reading Prototype smart, bionic knee implant can power itself.
A smart home is a home automation system capable of controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances, it may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept for nextgen smart home capable of ‘listening’ to and evaluating its inhabitants.
Nanorobotics is the development of machines or robots whose components are on the scale of the nanometre. Theoretical discussions involving nanobots cover specific design issues such as sensing, power communication, … Continue Reading Electronic cell-sized nanobots can sense their environment, store data.
The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue amalgamated with robotic structures to engineer cybernetic entities. Muscle is a potentially viable component of these robots, … Continue Reading The dawn of biohybrid robotics is here.
Robots residing inside the body to restore or enhance biological function have long been a hope for the future. Developing such robotic implants poses challenges both in signaling between the … Continue Reading Robotic implants spur tissue regeneration inside the body.
Neuroprosthesis research in amputee patients aims to develop new prostheses that move and feel like real limbs. controlled directly by patients using their brains to provide sensory feedback. Targeted muscle … Continue Reading Advanced bionic limbs mapped in the brain for the first time.
Robots are an important type of molecular machine capable of automatically carrying out complex nanomechanical tasks. DNA molecules are excellent materials for building molecular robots as their geometric, thermodynamic, and … Continue Reading First autonomous cargo-sorting DNA nanobot developed.
It took 48 hours after an earthquake hit Nepal for a global network of volunteers to fill in big gaps in the nation’s map for relief workers on the ground. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept shows that using cyborg insects to map large disaster zones is sound.
Robotics has attracted great interest among teachers and researchers as a valuable tool for developing cognitive and social skills of students, from kindergarten to middle-level education, supporting science, mathematics, technology, … Continue Reading New emotional-based AI is a step forward in using robotic tutors in primary school classrooms.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is made up of three layers, the epidermis, dermis and the fat layer. The epidermis is the outer layer … Continue Reading Artificially intelligent synthetic skin interacts with brain cells.