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March 4, 2018
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Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp.

September 16, 2015
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Using Robots at Berkeley Lab, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial Compounds

There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, named Symphony X and Overture, have joined the search. Their specialty is creating custom nanoscale structures that mimic nature’s proven … Continue reading

July 14, 2015
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Robots, computers, humans

Conference explores ethical concerns as technology advances The recent human-computer romance movie Her and the 1940s-era I, Robot series of short stories may have seemed far-fetched to audiences, but, according to philosophers who have considered the issue, similar situations may … Continue reading

December 12, 2014
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Microbot muscles: Chains of particles assemble and flex

ANN ARBOR — In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines.

October 5, 2012
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Easy Guider: Intuitive Visual Control Provides Faster Remote Operation of Robots

Using a novel method of integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing a technique to simplify remote control of robotic devices. The researchers’ aim is … Continue reading

June 12, 2012
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Former UA Students Invent Robot, Start Own Company

Peter Seid and Phu Nguyen invented smartphone-controlled robots that can learn from their environment and interact with people. Their company, Romotive, is based in Las Vegas. Ever dreamed of having a robot in your home that you can interact with, … Continue reading