Robotics

News about robots from all over the world

Ultraviolet light could make common disinfectants safer for people and the environment

During the COVID-19 pandemic we started using more disinfectants. That is a good precautionary measure that definitely helps to avoid surface contaminants. However, a lot of commercial disinfectants can be harsh for people and the environment. Now scientists from the University of Waterloo found that ultraviolet light can make common disinfectants safer to use, even in higher concentrations. Over 400 ...

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Researchers develop microrobots to conduct minimally invasive brain surgery

Researchers at the University of Toronto are developing microrobots, precisely controlled by magnetic fields, that could one day be used to perform minimally invasive brain surgery on children. The research team – co-led by Eric Diller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and James Drake, a professor in the department of surgery in the Temerty Faculty of ...

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Untangle your hair with help from robots

With rapidly growing demands on health care systems, nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care tasks, oftentimes for many patients and with little time to spare. Personal care robots that brush your hair could provide substantial help and relief. This may seem like a truly radical form of “self-care,” but crafty robots for things ...

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Probabilistic Rainfall Estimation from Automotive Lidar

In order to create reliable autonomous vehicles, it is necessary to operate in a wide range of uncontrollable environments, for example, in adverse weather. Knowing precipitation values would help to improve sensing and perception. As there are no suitable models for the prediction of rainfall rate, a recent study suggests a method for precipitation prediction from automotive LiDAR data in ...

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Multimodal Fusion of EMG and Vision for Human Grasp Intent Interference in Prosthetic Hand Control

The use of robotic prosthetic limbs is getting more widespread in society. Even relatively simple limb replacements are associated with an increase in quality of life, and we can just imagine how the quality of life would be upgraded by introducing high-degree precision, intelligent grasp and gesture prediction technologies. This is the main aim of the scientific study recently published ...

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ORNL licenses revolutionary AI system to General Motors for automotive use

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning, to General Motors for use in vehicle technology and design. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s MENNDL AI software system can design thousands of neural networks in a matter of hours. One example uses a driving simulator to evaluate ...

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Vision for ultra-precision agriculture includes machine-learning enabled sensing, modeling, robots tending crops

A gardener hoping for a crop of the juiciest summer tomatoes might tend to each and every plant in a plot. But a farmer working to feed the world? Researchers believe that may be possible. They’re applying and integrating layers of technologies – including sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high-throughput phenotyping platforms such as drones and small-scale rolling robots that ...

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How to Level Up Soft Robotics

Mechanical engineer offers perspective on the maturation of the field of soft robotics The field of soft robotics has exploded in the past decade, as ever more researchers seek to make real the potential of these pliant, flexible automata in a variety of realms, including search and rescue, exploration and medicine. Elliot Hawkes. Photo Credit: Matt Perko, UCSB For all ...

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Breakthrough in Physics – Researchers Bring Several Molecules into a Single Quantum State

Discovery could open new fields in quantum chemistry and technology. From ultra-precise weather forecasting and earthquake sensors to unhackable networks – the potential of quantum computing is truly staggering, which explains why researchers around the world have been racing against each other to build the world’s first machine capable of harnessing the chaotic world of quantum particles. With the recent ...

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