The second generation of live Xenobot robots is ready

A new generation of live “Xenobot” robots have been created by scientists in the U.S. These are tiny life forms, which self-assemble a body from simple frog cells, do not need muscles to move and have memory capability. These “collective” cells have the ability to work together in swarms and in the future will undertake various tasks; such Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Autonomous robot emerging from the seabed to save drowning people

An underwater rescue robot —designed to support rescuers attempting to save drowning people— has been developed by researchers from the “Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB”, in Germany, in collaboration with Halle’s rescue service.  According to the German rescuers’ association, around 420 people drowned in Germany in 2019, with the majority of them losing their lives Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robot can “listen” thanks to dead grasshopper’s connected ear

Researchers at “Tel Aviv University” said they were able to successfully connect the ear of a dead grasshopper to a robot that receives electrical signals from it and reacts accordingly; the result is the robot moves forward when the grasshopper’s ear hears clapping once and moving backwards when they clap twice. The results Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tiny robots electronically controlled by laser

The first tiny robots with semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled through electrical signals, researchers in the US have developed. The paramecium-sized robots provide the basis for creating even more complex versions of them, using silicon-based “intelligence” that can be mass-produced and at some point travel through the human body. The collaborative effort was Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

“Human” hands for robots

An innovative humanoid hand for robots with a “human” touch designed and developed by engineers at Michigan State University. As we know, in industrial conditions, robots are used for tasks that include repetitive grip and handling objects; at the end of the robot where a human hand would be located, there is a grab. “The Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The robotic dog came on the market; its cost and features

After 28 years of research and development, “Boston Dynamics” is putting its first robotic dog on the market. The $74,500 price tag may sound “sharp”, but anyone who has this money can easily obtain it through a simple online store order. This robot model is named “Spot”, several references have already been made to it, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Autonomous robots patrol vineyards and protect them from diseases

Robots equipped with ultraviolet lamps that patrol vineyards at night to treat diseases that can destroy them, researchers at Cornell AgriTech in New York and SAGA Robotics in Norway have developed. Two such robots are being tested in Chardonnay vineyards in two areas in New York and are set to hit the market this year. Research Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New electronic material for soft robots

Imagine a flexible digital screen that is repaired on its own when it breaks, or a bright robot that detects survivors in dark, dangerous environments, or does dangerous jobs: These visions may become a reality thanks to the work of NUS (National University of Singapore) researchers who developed a groundbreaking material. This new flexible material, when used in light-emitting Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …