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microbot muscles
2014-11-12 05:36:39

In what they are calling a step towards building microscopic robots, researchers from the University of Michigan have demonstrated how chains of self-assembling particles could act like tiny, electrically-activated muscles.

MagnetoSperm Robots May Soon Be Used For In Vitro Fertilization
2014-06-03 09:41:46

Doctors looking to conduct procedures on a microscopic scale have develop sperm-inspired robots that can be manipulated through the use of weak oscillating magnetic fields.

2014-06-02 16:26:06

Sperm-Inspired Robots Controlled by Magnetic Fields May be Useful for Drug Delivery, IVF, Cell Sorting and Other Applications at the Microscopic Level WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

Wind Power From A Turbine Smaller Than A Grain Of Rice
2014-01-12 04:31:30

Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a micro-windmill that can generate wind energy despite being just one-tenth the size of a grain of rice, making it an innovative way to power cell phones or other technological devices without the need for large turbines.

Swarms Of Tiny Robots May Be The Wave Of The Future
2013-03-28 14:55:21

Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK are currently developing robot swarms that could eventually lead to a better understanding of how a group of machines could work in concert to accomplish a given task.

Tiny Robots Can Work Together On Complex Tasks
2012-12-15 06:30:57

Researchers at one US university have developed a team of 20 miniature robots which can work together on complex tasks, and now they are hoping to expand their work to mass-produce the machines and prove their usefulness in a vast array of different scenarios.

Miniature Robotic Avatar Is The Newest Japanese Robot Invention
2012-05-30 12:56:13

Japanese researchers have taken another step into the dimension of weird for robotics: a wearable miniature humanoid virtual presence.

International Robotics Conference Kicks Off Today
2012-05-14 04:42:09

Today kicks off the 2012 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), featuring leading robotics and automation experts.

2012-03-05 18:05:00

In recognition of the enormous potential of his pioneering research and sustained excellence in teaching, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has honored Dr.

Image 1 - Mass-production Technique Brings Robotic Insects To Life
2012-02-17 04:32:42

A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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