Robo-op marks new world first for heart procedure
The world's first remote heart procedure, using a robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping, is due to take place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
Lure kittens to play online with (computer) mice
(AP) -- A company that has developed technology for controlling remote robotic arms over the Internet has adapted the system so that people around the world can play remotely with kittens.
Watch construction of Nasa's new Mars rover live on the web
(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ...
Robotic arm's big flaw: Patients say it's 'too easy'
One touch directs a robotic arm to grab objects in a new computer program designed to give people in wheelchairs more independence.
Robots could improve everyday life, do chores
(PhysOrg.com) -- They're mundane, yet daunting tasks: Tidying a messy room. Assembling a bookshelf from a kit of parts. Fetching a hairbrush for someone who can't do it herself. What if a robot could do it ...
Strong robotic arm extends from next Mars rover
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tests underway in a JPL clean room will refine the precision of movements by a robotic arm that can reach more than 7 feet in front of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Next Mars rover stretches robotic arm
(PhysOrg.com) -- Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover that will be on Mars two years from now, has been flexing the robotic arm that spacecraft workers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory attached ...