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Now you can 'build your own' bio-bot

Researchers have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, they are sharing the recipe for the current generation of bio-bots.

Feb 13th, 2017

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'Knitted muscles' provide power

Researchers have coated normal fabric with an electroactive material, and in this way given it the ability to actuate in the same way as muscle fibres.

Jan 26th, 2017

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Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

Underwater robots offer scientists an extraordinary new tool to study ocean currents and the tiny creatures they transport. Swarms of these underwater robots helped answer some basic questions about the most abundant life forms in the ocean - plankton.

Jan 24th, 2017

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Making A.I. systems that see the world as humans do

Researchers have developed a new computational model that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. This work is an important step toward making artificial intelligence systems that see and understand the world as humans do.

Jan 19th, 2017

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Mimicking biological movements with soft robots

Designing a soft robot to move organically - to bend like a finger or twist like a wrist - has always been a process of trial and error. Now, researchers have developed a method to automatically design soft actuators based on the desired movement.

Dec 20th, 2016

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Robots to the rescue

The 2015 earthquake in Nepal is just one example of a recent natural disaster that required search and rescue operations. A European security research project has developed new robotic tools for such operations with great success. Some of its developments are already commercially available and ready to be deployed in order to save lives.

Nov 25th, 2016

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