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These robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could...

These gummy-like robots could help prevent disease

EPFL scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted...

Engineers create a robot that can imagine itself

A step closer to self-aware machines. Robots that are self-aware have been science fiction fodder for decades, and now we may finally be getting closer. Humans...

New robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line. In the basement of MIT's Building 3, a robot is...

Engineers build a soft robotics perception system inspired by humans

An international team of researchers has developed a perception system for soft robots inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies...

New 3D nanoprinting strategy opens door to revolution in medicine, robotics

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D-printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width...

Scientists create 3D-printed soft mesh robots

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The...

‘Ambidextrous’ robots could dramatically speed e-commerce

In 2018, Amazon had a record-breaking holiday season, with more items ordered worldwide than ever before. It wasn’t alone. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies...

‘Ambidextrous’ robots can learn to pick up anything

A new algorithm helps robots decide which gripper works best for picking up different objects. From spoons to stuffed animals, humans learn early in life...

‘ANYmal’ robot stalks dark sewers to test its navigation

Researchers are working to make sure a seeing, hearing, door-opening robot called “ANYmal” can also function in extreme conditions—a mission that takes them to...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...