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‘FAIRY’ agricultural robots assist artificial pollination on a micro-scale

A design for agricultural robots named ‘FAIRY’ – Flying Aero-robots based on Light Responsive Materials Assembly – could aid artificial pollination.
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Can Intelligent Automation help business growth projections in 2023?

Economic uncertainty and worker dissatisfaction are plaguing business growth - is intelligent automation the answer?
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Robots as enablers: Improving the working culture in the public sector through automation

Nathan Cairns, Head of Intelligent Automation Practice at Kainos, discusses how automation could impact the public sector.
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Liquid Crystal Elastomers: Exploring smart plastics, reversible adhesion and material automation

Eugene M. Terentjev, Professor of Polymer Physics from the University of Cambridge, enlightens us on Smart Plastics, specifically on how liquid crystalline elastomers bring automation into materials.

NSF grants $1.2 million to expand prosthetic hand control

More than 1.6 million Americans and millions more worldwide have suffered the loss of a limb, and current models of prosthetic hands are falling short.
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The thermal energy device which converts body heat to electricity

A newly developed thermal energy device presents a new way to continuously power wearable electronics, with a 6.5 times increase in power density compared with other generators.
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Computerized DNA motors are moving molecular robotics to the next level

Researchers have developed DNA motors with the ability to sense and process chemical information – mimicking the basic properties of living cells
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Safer and faster recovery to be expected from robot-assisted surgery

Robot-assisted surgery cut hospital recovery time down by 20%, according to a clinical trial used to perform bladder cancer removal.
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Research team granted $840,000 to replicate ‘buzz pollination’

With farmers using electric toothbrushes to pollinate tomatoes, scientists are using micro-robotic tech to figure out how 'buzz pollination' can be replicated.
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Scientists use AI and robotics to repair spinal injury symptoms

A team at Rutgers University have figured out how to regenerate tissue for spinal injury symptoms - using AI and robotics to create therapeutic proteins.
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Artificial intelligence-based technology in industrial robots

Kensuke Harada from Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, provides an introduction to and analysis of a move towards artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology in industrial robots.
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How have robots increased suicide and overdose in humans?

An increase in “deaths of despair” – suicide and overdose – across the US has been linked to robot manufacturing which is gradually replacing people in their jobs.
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Robot performs laparoscopic surgery without human intervention

A team at Johns Hopkins University created a robot that successfully performed laparoscopic surgery - without human intervention.
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Scientists create artificial muscles from natural materials

At the University of Freiburg, scientists have created artificial muscles from natural proteins - less Dr Frankenstein, more future potential for reconstructive medicine or soft robotics.
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What can we learn from the most automated countries in the world?

Neil Ballinger at EU Automation, explains why some countries are more successful at implementing automation and what UK manufacturers can learn from them
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Quadruped robot system with animal like actions

Professor Ken Saito and PhD candidate Yuki Takei, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, tells us about a project they are working on to generate typical animal like actions in robots.
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Fly me to the moon: Securing potential lunar water sites for research

Athena Coustenis, Niklas Hedman and Gerhard Kminek for the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection discuss updates in the Planetary Protection Policy to ensure sustainable scientific lunar exploration.
Advancing Possibilities Through Intelligent Technology

IoT- Advancing Possibilities Through Intelligent Technology

Matt Kirchner- President, Lab Midwest & Dr. Joshua Gamer- Dean, Western Technical College discuss IoT and advancing technology.
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Can scientists create emotionally intelligent robots?

Scientists at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology are trying to use neuroscience to create emotionally intelligent robots - which process more than logical instructions.
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How a humanoid robot searches for an object in our daily environment

Kensuke Harada, Professor from Osaka University in Japan, explains how a humanoid robot searches for an object in our daily environment.

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