University of Bristol

Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design

( -- The Etruscan shrew, one of the world’s tiniest mammals, measuring around 4 centimetres long, is the inspiration for a ground-breaking new robot developed to use sophisticated whiskers to find its way ...

dateJan 23, 2012 in Robotics
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Exploring dinosaur growth

Tracking the growth of dinosaurs and how they changed as they grew is difficult. Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists from Beijing, Bristol, and Bonn have shown how one of the ...

dateJun 28, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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It's a 3D printer, but not as we know it

3D printing techniques have quickly become some of the most widely used tools to rapidly design and build new components. A team of engineers at the University of Bristol has developed a new type of 3D printing that can print ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Engineering
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