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Robotics next frontier to combat bacterial resistance to medicines

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as one of the greatest threats to global health and food security. Surveillance is a core component of managing AMR, yet surveillance methods have changed very little since their conception and remain cost prohibitive and resource intense.

May 4th, 2021

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Robots can be more aware of human co-workers, with system that provides context

Working safely is not only about processes, but context - understanding the work environment and circumstances, and being able to predict what other people will do next. A new system empowers robots with this level of context awareness, so they can work side-by-side with humans on assembly lines more efficiently and without unnecessary interruptions.

Apr 8th, 2021

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Even without a brain, metal-eating robots can search for food

Researchers demonstrate a wheeled robot that can navigate its environment without a computer. By having the left and right wheels of the robot powered by different units, they show a rudimentary form of navigation and foraging, where the robot will automatically steer toward metallic surfaces it can 'eat'.

Apr 1st, 2021

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Expressing some doubts about android faces

Researchers study the expressiveness of android faces using motion capture cameras and identify ways in which they still lack the complexity of real human reactions, which may help guide future robot design.

Mar 22nd, 2021

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