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A toolbox for building robots aware of their surroundings

Researchers have developed a toolbox principle for the simple assembly of safe robots using various components. The modules can be combined in almost any way desired, enabling companies to customize their robots for a wide range of tasks - or simply replace damaged components.

Jun 27th, 2019

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Artificial muscles powered by glucose

Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules in their surroundings.

Jun 19th, 2019

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Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy

Engineers report that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, called the local field potential.

Jun 11th, 2019

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The revolution of plantoids

Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the very last frontier is the plantoids - plant robots able to move and explore the environment with their smart sensors.

May 10th, 2019

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