News tagged with robotic systems

Robot fish can trick the real thing

Scientists have long turned to nature for inspiration and innovation. From unlocking the secrets of spider silk to create super-strong materials to taking hints from geckos for new adhesives, clues from the natural world ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Engineering
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What a rat can tell us about touch

In her search to understand one of the most basic human senses – touch – Mitra Hartmann turns to what is becoming one of the best studied model systems in neuroscience: the whiskers of a rat. In her research, Hartmann, ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Engineering
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Medical robotics to improve heart surgery

In a truly interdisciplinary effort, a team of biomedical scientists and engineers from the University of Houston (UH) and physicians from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) are collaborating to develop a platform ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Other
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