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 led by Itai Cohen and 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 innovative humanoid hand design is 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, as it is considered a very sophisticated 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 in Cornell on the use of ultraviolet 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 capacitors, allows for possible illumination at Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Coronavirus: Japanese robot kills the virus in just two minutes

A Japanese robot automatically disinfects hospitals and other sites, destroying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in just two minutes, using ultraviolet radiation (UV). The “LightStrike” robot of medical equipment company Terumo emits ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 200 to 315 nanometers, which disinfects beds, doorknobs and other surfaces. After irradiation of two to three minutes pathogenic microorganisms have been damaged enough to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Chinese robot-“doctor” in the battle against coronavirus

Researchers in one of the top universities in China have designed a robot that say it could help save lives on the front line of the battle against the new coronavirus. According to Reuters, the machine consists of a robotic arm on wheels which can make ultrasound, take swabs from the mouth and “listen” to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Technology in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic

Since the first report on the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Chinese province of Uhan, it has spread to hundreds of countries around the world. With the outbreak of the epidemic, China relied on its strong technological infrastructure, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis to monitor and combat the pandemic, while major tech giants such as Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei and others have Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎The first live robots were created‎

Researchers in the US‎‎ announced that they ‎‎created miniature live machines‎‎, a ‎‎kind of biological robot‎‎ that can be programmed to do ‎‎various tasks‎‎, from transporting drugs into the body until it cleans toxic waste in the environment.‎ ‎The artificial biological organisms (named Xenobots)‎‎ ‎‎were created from living cells‎‎ taken ‎‎from frog embryos‎‎, ‎‎designed in Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Autonomous robots for charging electric vehicles by Volkswagen

Sooner or later electric vehicles will flood the roads of developed countries, which will inevitably create the need to build more charging stations and may give birth to a problem due to limited positions and long hours required, at least with current data.‎ For this reason, ‎‎Volkswagen proposes an alternative‎‎ that could ‎‎reduce the costs Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …