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Scientists design earthworm-like robot


August 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers have engineered a soft robot that inches ahead with earthworm-like peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body.The robot, made almost entirely of ... Read more...

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Synthetic muscles make nanobots effective


October 18th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Powerful synthetic muscles fabricated by researchers will now impart cutting edge to medical nanobots for diagnostics and treatment.Although nanobots have been in the news for cancer ... Read more...

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Strong, flexible artificial muscles designed


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) New artificial muscles as flexible as an elephant's trunk but strong enough to rotate objects two thousand times their own weight, have been designed by researchers.Using ... Read more...

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Brain-controlled prosthetic arm developed


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): Two Ryerson University undergraduate biomedical engineering students have developed prosthetic arm that is controlled by brain signals.The Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm not only enables amputees more range of ... Read more...

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Robot that can fall in love may end woes of lonely hearts!


November 20th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Robots could one day completely replace the need to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Well, that's what the latest invention suggests.A robot that can fall in love with ... Read more...

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Artificial muscle may offer ray of hope to patients with facial paralysis


January 19th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, surgeons from UC Davis Medical Centre have used artificial muscles to restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink.The new study is ... Read more...

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Synthetic muscles restore ability to blink, save eyesight


January 18th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Synthetic muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink, potentially benefiting thousands who can't shut their eyelids due to stroke, nerve injury or facial ... Read more...

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Hydrogen-powered device mimics human muscle size, strength


December 13th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have created a strong and silent hydrogen-powered artificial muscle that is equivalent in size and power to human muscle."People are trying to use metal hydrides as hydrogen ... Read more...

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Artificial muscles made of hydrogen can make domestic robots silent


October 21st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 21 (ANI): Engineers have found a way to make domestic robots a lot quieter, by building them with artificial muscles that run on hydrogen, instead of noisy compressed-air pumps or ... Read more...

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Jelly thickener may help grow artificial muscles in future


July 14th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): In a novel study, Australian researchers are using food thickener used in yoghurts and jellies to develop artificial muscle.Nanotechnology graduate Cameron Ferris, and supervisor Dr. Marc in ... Read more...

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Alcohol may soon power artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs


July 11th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Instead of batteries, artificial muscles driving robots or prosthetic limbs might soon be powered by a kind of alcohol that can make people blind, say researchers."You can imagine ... Read more...

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Soon, robotic octopus to solve the mysteries of seas


March 22nd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists are developing a robotic octopus that will be able to search the seabed with the same extraordinary dexterity as the real eight-legged cephalopod.With no solid ... Read more...

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Soon, robots could have muscles stronger than steel


March 20th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 20 (ANI): Scientists have created a new material that is stronger than steel and stiffer than diamond, weighs little more than its volume in air, and could be the ... Read more...

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Now, artificial muscles to restore wink and smile


March 12th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): People who lose control over their facial muscles have now got a new lease of life, for scientists have now developed a technique that could restore their ... Read more...

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Nano-hydrogels capable of detecting cancer cells developed


February 18th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers from University of the Basque Country team have developed nano-hydrogel small particles that are capable of detecting cancer cells and release medication where required.The hydrogels are ... Read more...

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Self-healing artificial muscle generates electricity


March 20th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): California researchers have developed an artificial muscle that can heal itself while generating enough electricity to charge an iPod.Parts of the new research are already being used ... Read more...

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