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Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

Researchers trained material the same way as Pavlov trained dogs.

4 Dec 2019 Matter

Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI

New discovery for atomic-scale circuits brings closer the potential to eliminate a gigatonne of carbon emissions while increasing data capacities for ultra-efficient computers.

27 Nov 2019 ACS Nano

Underwater robotic gliders provide key tool to measure ocean sound levels

Researchers have developed an effective method to use an underwater robotic glider to measure sound levels over broad areas of the sea.

20 Nov 2019 PLOS ONE

On the way to intelligent microrobots

First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields.

6 Nov 2019 Nature

Scientists should have sex and gender on the brain

Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research.

6 Nov 2019 Nature

RoboBee powered by soft muscles

First flight of a microrobot with soft actuators.

4 Nov 2019 Nature

Learning from mistakes and transferable skills – the attributes for a worker robot

The aim is to develop robotic autonomy, so the machine can assess the unique circumstances presented in a task and find a solution - akin to a robot transferring skills and knowledge to a new problem.

4 Nov 2019 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems

Research tests speed of drones in responding to medical emergency scenarios

Research suggests that, in certain cases, drones could quickly deliver life-saving interventions during city's peak rush hour.

25 Oct 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference & Exhibition

Controlling our internal world

Design principles from robotics help researchers decipher elements controlling mental processes in the brain.

7 Oct 2019 Nature Neuroscience

Squid-inspired robots might have environmental, propulsion applications

Scientists studied fluid mechanics to simulate and build a squidlike robot that's fast, quiet and hard to see

1 Oct 2019 Physics of Fluids

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