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Printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons

Printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons

For the first time, researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded in printing a robotic hand with bones, ligaments and tendons made of different polymers using a new laser scanning technique. 3D printing is advancing rapidly, and the range of materials that can be used has expanded considerably. While the technology was previously limited to fast-curing […]

By November 17, 2023 Read More →
Improving prosthetic design and manufacture

Improving prosthetic design and manufacture

Developments in manufacturing and robotics technologies are offering patients a prosthetic experience like never before as Dave Walsha, sales manager at DC motor supplier EMS explains. Upper limb prosthetics are abandoned by some 18 per cent of patients, though some studies cite this figure as high as almost one in two. Evidently, replicating the complexity […]

By November 15, 2023 Read More →
Fluke hosts robotic acoustic inspection webinar

Fluke hosts robotic acoustic inspection webinar

In a joint webinar on robotic acoustic inspection, Boston Dynamics and Fluke Process Instruments will show how to improve the energy efficiency of industrial operations through automatic compressed air leak detection by means of the SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager and the agile mobile robot Spot. The webinar on 31 October 2023, at 11 am EDT […]

By October 25, 2023 Read More →
Ethical perceptions and acceptance of robot care

Ethical perceptions and acceptance of robot care

The global population of people older than 65 years of age is rapidly increasing the need for care. Although care robots are a promising solution to fill in for caregivers, their social implementation has been slow and unsatisfactory. A team of international researchers has now developed the first universal model that can be employed across […]

By August 29, 2023 Read More →
$2.3M funding round for Robots-as-a-Service

$2.3M funding round for Robots-as-a-Service

The architecture, engineering and construction industry has undergone significant changes in recent years yet one major challenge they face is the slow and costly manufacture of large components as part of their installations. Enabling the industry to move faster and efficiently, SAEKI has launched from stealth with a $2.3M seed funding round to create fully […]

By August 16, 2023 Read More →
Remote medical treatment in hazardous areas

Remote medical treatment in hazardous areas

Game-changing robotics technology to provide remote medical treatment to casualties in high-risk emergency environments has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield. Using medical telexistence (MediTel) technology, researchers from the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Sheffield Robotics and Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, have successfully created a mobile, robotic-controlled uncrewed […]

By July 27, 2023 Read More →
New skin-like sensors fit almost everywhere

New skin-like sensors fit almost everywhere

Researchers from the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an automatic process for making soft sensors. These universal measurement cells can be attached to almost any kind of object, with the team envisioning applications in robotics and prosthetics. “Detecting and sensing our environment is […]

By July 26, 2023 Read More →
Caring for crops while reducing chemical use

Caring for crops while reducing chemical use

A pioneering autonomous robot is set to help farmers better monitor the health status of individual crop plants and reduce herbicide use. Experts from the National Robotarium, the UK’s world-leading centre for robotics and artificial intelligence, and The James Hutton Institute will use Small Robot Company’s ‘Tom v4’ agritech robot to remotely scan agricultural fields […]

By June 22, 2023 Read More →
Can charismatic robots help teams be more creative?

Can charismatic robots help teams be more creative?

Increasingly, social robots are being used for support in educational contexts. But does the sound of a social robot affect how well they perform, especially when dealing with teams of humans? Teamwork is a key factor in human creativity, boosting collaboration and new ideas. Danish scientists set out to understand whether robots using a voice […]

By May 22, 2023 Read More →
Robotic lawn mower cuts a path to success

Robotic lawn mower cuts a path to success

Labour shortages and carbon emissions of petrol mowers means robotic lawn mowers are on the rise. Kingdom Technologies turned to Igus to help keep its pay-per-use robotic mower maintenance-free. The greenskeeper surveys drone footage of the golf club. It’s a long fairway and the entire course needs cutting – this one alone could take all […]

By March 30, 2023 Read More →