New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions
Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable ...
Robots may receive urine-powered artificial 'hearts'
Scientists create circuit board modeled on the human brain (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers ...
Toronto team's robotic arm control is all in the mind
Low-cost 3D printed hand suits man for daily needs (w/ video)
Graphene foams: Cozy and conductive scaffolds for neural stem cells
‘Eyeborg’ man films vision of future (w/ video)
Researchers build transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensor (w/ video)
Imagine having skin so supple you could stretch it out to more than twice its normal length in any direction - repeatedly - yet it would always snap back completely wrinkle-free when you let go of it. You ...
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could ...
Through 3D-printed prosthetic, Illinois students lending a hand in Ecuador
For most amputees, the road to a more fun recreactional prosthetic device is slow and costly. However, thanks to a student-led research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, that might ...
Robotics breakthrough: Scientists make artificial skin
Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch, in a major step towards next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs.
Scientists discover why we never forget how to ride a bicycle
(PhysOrg.com) -- You never forget how to ride a bicycle - and now a University of Aberdeen led team of neuroscientists has discovered why.
Team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure
Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries.