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Simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

Simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

A simulation engine predicts the forces acting on a knife as it cuts through soft materials, a capability that could have applications for safer surgical robotics.

Snake skin inspires development of wearable sensors

Snake skin inspires development of wearable sensors

Researchers at Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation have designed a wearable sensor with wide-ranging strain sensitivity.

A 3D printed multifunctional pressure sensor

A 3D printed multifunctional pressure sensor

The 3D printed pressure sensor embedded with a temperature sensor is low-cost and scalable to large-scale production of smart robotic systems.

3D printed knee implant for arthritis sufferers

3D printed knee implant for arthritis sufferers

A groundbreaking new treatment that uses 3D printed implants and that could bring relief to tens of thousands of knee osteoarthritis sufferers has received approval to be trialled in UK patients.

3D printing programmable structures from the printer

3D printing programmable structures from the printer

Researchers have developed a new process for producing movable, self-adjusting materials systems with standard 3D-printers.

Nano-scale borate bioactive glass for skin-healing

Nano-scale borate bioactive glass for skin-healing

Researchers have constructed a nano-scale borate bioactive glass that can effectively reduces the biological toxicity of borate bioglass and improves the biocompatibility of the glass.

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