Researchers describe how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a 30-year-old paralyzed man to control the movement of a character on a computer screen in three dimensions and also to move a robot arm.
She's just 5'5" and quiet, but don't let her demure looks fool you - she's a ruthless killer who moves at the speed of light. Meet Tru-D, the newest member of Vancouver General Hospital's (VGH) Housekeeping and Infection Control teams.
The objective of a new research proposal is to develop chemical marking techniques (artificial pheromone) for information transmittal for a robotic swarm performing cooperative tasking in a fixed formation.
Cutting-edge technology has enabled a team of experts to build remote buoys and robot platforms incorporating miniaturised sensors. Able to identify pollution types and measure concentrations in large bodies of water, this represents an ingenious advance for environmental monitoring.
Imagine an intelligent system managing the surgical tool sterilization process in a hospital - ensuring safe delivery of care, enabling new levels of hospital efficiency, and delivering with surgical accuracy all of the medical devices doctors need to perform life-saving procedures.
Researchers pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play badminton. But this robot is only a guinea pig to test a software application designed to optimise energy efficiency in machine design.
By simulating 25,000 generations of evolution within computers, Cornell University engineering and robotics researchers have discovered why biological networks tend to be organized as modules - a finding that will lead to a deeper understanding of the evolution of complexity.
The systems and methods described in the patent include a fabrication machine/method that fuses additive and subtractive manufacturing with in-situ component placement to provide completely autonomous all-in-one product manufacturing.
After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pair of diggers and the reliability and strength to work all day, every day for years.