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Scientists create microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light. This brings mechanical engineering one step closer to developing...

This robot has a firm yet gentle grasp

UB engineers develop a dynamic gripper that mimics the adjustable grip of a human hand, an advancement that could improve industrial safety. Human hands are...

This swimming robot uses only light for power and steering

In a recent study, materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering describe a new design for a swimming robot that’s both powered...

‘Flying fish’ robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot, which can travel 26...

Scientists create steady robots with the help of cockroach

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug’s superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple...

Scientists create a smart robot dog with computerized brain

Using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists are bringing to life one of about a handful of these quadruped robots in the world....

Drones can be new solution to elderly falls

In a new study, researchers found that drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world's growing elderly population at risk of...

Scientists develop exceptional sense of touch for robots, prosthetics

Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic...

Beyond sex robots: Erobotics explores erotic human-machine interactions

Science fiction films such as Blade Runner (1982), Lars and the Real Girl (2007) and Her (2013) explore the advent of human-machine relationships. And...

This robot uses machine learning to harvest delicate iceberg lettuce

The ‘Vegebot’, developed by a team at the University of Cambridge, was initially trained to recognise and harvest iceberg lettuce in a lab setting....

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

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...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...