University of Twente

Robots don't have to behave or look like humans

The R2-D2 robot from Star Wars doesn't communicate in human language but is, nevertheless, capable of showing its intentions. For human-robot interaction, the robot does not have to be a true 'humanoid'. Provided that it ...

dateSep 22, 2016 in Robotics
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Untangle the Internet

The Internet is a teeming tangle of billions of pages, where brilliant information is buried in dubious content. All the information is there, somewhere; you just can't find the best and most relevant quickly. The new Dutch ...

dateSep 21, 2016 in Internet
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Tracing barnacle's footprint

In infection diseases, membrane fouling, interaction with bacteria, as well as in rapid healing of wounds for example, the way proteins interact with a surface plays an important role. On a surface, they function in a different ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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The Ouzo Effect under the magnifying glass

Pour some water into your glass of ouzo or pastis, and the beverage will change from transparent to milky: this is the well-known 'Ouzo effect'. But what will happen if you simply place a drop of ouzo on a surface and wait? ...

dateJul 14, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Computer models reduce production costs

Researchers at the University of Twente are working on computer models that can make industrial production processes significantly more accurate and therefore cheaper. The models help to detect anomalies in the metal forming ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Engineering
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