robotics

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics.

Powered prosthetic ankles restore functions for amputees

Powered prosthetic ankles restore functions for amputees

Researchers have demonstrated that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.

Enhanced safety and precision with semi-automatic milling systems

Enhanced safety and precision with semi-automatic milling systems

Professor Dr Henning Windhagen is a great fan of semi-automatic systems in the OR that help with implants but leave the surgeon in the driver’s seat.

Xenobots 2.0: The next generation of living robots

Xenobots 2.0: The next generation of living robots

Researchers have created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells and do not require muscle cells to move. They're faster, live longer, and can now record information.

Algorithm designs soft robots that sense

Algorithm designs soft robots that sense

Deep learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.

8 autonomous robots for disinfecting surfaces

8 autonomous robots for disinfecting surfaces

In this third part of our ongoing series, we present eight additional systems that are currently being deployed to decontaminate and sanitize surfaces.

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