NASA Instrument Will Identify Clues to Martian Past
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals. Researchers ...
Advanced Robotic Arm Controlled by Monkey’s Thoughts (w/ Video)
Spacewalk hit by brief power outage, no danger
(AP) -- A partial power outage at the International Space Station briefly interrupted Monday's spacewalk, knocking out robotic camera views of the two astronauts as they worked to install a spare antenna.
Researchers study knife-wielding robots (w/ Video)
Underwater volcanoes discovered off coast of California
Scientists have discovered a cluster of underwater asphalt volcanoes rising from the sea floor just off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.
World first remote heart operation to be carried out in Leicester using robotic arm
A pioneering world first robotics system operation is to be conducted at Glenfield Hospital Leicester thanks to expertise at the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester.
Robotic therapy helps stroke patients regain function
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stroke patients who received robot-assisted therapy were able to regain some ability to use their arms, even if the stroke had occurred years earlier, according to a study published April ...
Astronauts remove troublesome cargo container
(AP) -- After struggling for hours with a balky latching system, shuttle Discovery's astronauts successfully removed a cargo carrier from the International Space Station on Thursday.
Warwick students take rescue robot to RoboCup Rescue Championship
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Warwick (UK) students are poised to take their "rescue robot" to the RoboCup Rescue Championship in Germany next week. The students developed their robot in a team project ...
Astronauts take 1st spacewalk of shuttle mission
(AP) -- A pair of spacewalking astronauts disconnected an old empty ammonia tank outside the International Space Station on Friday and got a new one ready to put in its place.
Record-setting spacewoman asked about career, hair
(AP) -- Discovery's space station visit took a sudden pop-cultural turn Thursday when one of the four record-breaking female astronauts went on talk radio from orbit to chat about her career, iPod selections ...
Haptic solution for modelling industrial designs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Industrial design modelling, used to make prototypes of home appliances or mock-ups of car parts, could soon make the leap from the world of plaster, plastic and sticky tape into the digital ...
Robot teaches stroke survivors
Shaking hands with a robotic arm could be a new way to help stroke patients learn to use their arms again. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation re ...
A high-tech handrest
University of Utah engineers developed a computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support that will let doctors, artists and others precisely control scalpels, brushes and tools over a wider area than otherwise ...