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Six doctors in Nebraska have successfully operated a surgical robot aboard the ISS. This time, the operation was on only rubber bands, but the milestone could have meaning for future missions to Mars or for rural operating rooms here on Earth.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Robot, Surgery, Robot Surgeons, University of Nebraska
In an age of increasingly advanced robotics, one team has well and truly bucked the trend, instead finding inspiration within the pinhead-sized brain of a tiny flying insect in order to build a robot that can deftly avoid collisions with very little effort and energy expenditure.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Biomimicry, University of Groningen, Robot, Automation, Machine, Fr
Among the more than 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) of cargo that blasted off from Cape Canaveral on the 30th of January, bound for the International Space Station, were two firsts: the world’s first metal 3D printer designed especially for use in orbit and the first miniaturized surgical robot to be sent to the station.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: International Space Station, 3D Printing, M
Ordinarily, when there's a leak in an underground natural gas pipeline, the affected section of pipe has to be excavated and replaced. Soon, however, a pipe-inspecting and -repairing modular robot may make doing so unnecessary.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Carnegie Mellon, Repair
Swiss researchers are working on an environmental monitoring robot named Avocado that's been inspired by abseiling spiders. The fruit-shaped bot uses a winch and rotors to lower itself through the canopy and gather data on life in the treetops.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: ETH Zurich, Robots, Climbing, Autonomous, Environment, Monitoring, Forest, Tree
Scientists have long puzzled over why some dinosaurs had feathers and wings long before they evolved the ability of flight. Experiments with a robot dinosaur may now have revealed the answer – they used them for hunting.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Robot, Robots, Robotics, Robotic, Dinosaurs, Hunting, Insect, Animals, Animal science, Evolution
It's a sad fact that birds are often killed when they collide with unseen overhead power lines. A new system is designed to keep that from happening, by using a drone and a robot to make those lines more visible.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: drones, Birds
When it comes to tasks like the exploration of unstructured environments, traditional robots may be stymied by obstacles such as uncrossable gaps. That's where the FiloBot comes in, as it grows like a self-supporting vine.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Plants, Biomimicry
When we last heard from LimX Dynamics, the Chinese robotics firm was showing off a quadruped robot that could walk on legs or roll on wheels. The company has now released a video of its new humanoid robot, which can autonomously climb stairs.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Humanoid, biped, Walk, locomotion, Autonomous, Perception
This charmingly Japanese robot acts as a gaming buddy, taking the other controller and playing against you while chatting about what's happening on screen. It's designed to stave off loneliness, and teach increasingly isolated gamers to be social.Continue ReadingCategory: Games, TechnologyTags: Gaming, LLM (Large Language Model), Japan, Robot, Video Games


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