News tagged with robotic systems

Controlling robotic arms is child's play

Move your arm and the robot imitates your movement. This type of intuitive handling is now possible thanks to a new input device that will simplify the control of industrial robots in the future. But that ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Engineering
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A 'genius' and his robots

It was lunch hour and hundreds of Dos Pueblos High School students surged onto the bleachers at the school's outdoor Greek Theater. The crowd was cheering, the music was thumping and a student-built robot named Penguinbot ...

dateMay 02, 2011 in Engineering
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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 ...

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 ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Other
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