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Japanese creates robotic buttocks that quiver


July 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 6 (IANS) A 24-year-old graduate student from Tokyo University has created the first robot "that can feel fear" - mechanical buttocks that quiver when you spank them or ... Read more...

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‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... 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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New robotic hand types like its human counterpart


March 4th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Engineers in US have developed a robotic hand that is capable of performing human tasks such as opening doors and typing.The researchers have been trying to create robots ... Read more...

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New robotic ‘elephant trunk’ could safely hang with humans


November 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): German scientists have made a new robotic 'elephant trunk', which is graceful, flexible and safe.Alongside the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Stuttgart, Festo of Denkendorf ... Read more...

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Now, impact sensor to generate electricity, reveal impact forces for athletes


May 15th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A new type of wearable impact sensor, developed by New Zealand researchers, could soon provide much needed information about the stresses and strains on limbs for rugby players, ... Read more...

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Surprising behaviour of tiny ‘artificial muscles’ explained


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): By using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, researchers at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered the surprising behaviour of an exotic class of 'artificial muscles'.Their ... 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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Morphing “spacesuit” can adjust on astronaut’s body to ensure perfect fit


November 30th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): In a new research, enginees have developed a new part-robotic spacesuit that has a morphing design, which makes it automatically adjust itself on the astronaut's body in seconds ... 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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Hyper-realistic Einstein robot can smile and frown


July 9th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) A hyper-realistic Einstein robot has learned to smile and frown through a process of self-guided learning, according to a latest study. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), researchers ... Read more...

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Robot taught to smile and frown through self-guided learning


July 9th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have revealed that a hyper-realistic Einstein robot has learnt to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided ... Read more...

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Want to look underwater? Use robo-fish


May 29th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) A researcher has developed the first robo-fish Wanda that moves like its natural counterparts and navigates underwater, conducting inspections within confined spaces. Researcher Scott McGovern of the University of ... 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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Now, artificial muscles to retain lost facial features in paralytic patients


February 17th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Paralytic patients often end up losing control of many facial features, including the movement of eyelids, but now scientists have found the solution to this problem artificial ... 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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