‎Japan: Students who get sick will be attending lessons through robots!‎

‎Pilot program‎‎ that will ‎‎enable sick students to send in their place a… robot started a short time ago in Japan.‎ ‎The ‎‎program is implemented at a school in Kasama city 60 miles north of Tokyo.‎ ‎The ‎‎robot with the name ‎‎”Ori hime”‎‎ has a small size and is designed so that it can be Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

“Smart” digital bionic leg helps the disabled to walk better

“If you have seen the “Terminator”, something like that was”, ‎ ‎says Kerry Finn -60-year-old driver from Utah, USA- describing the ‎‎bionic leg‎‎ that he acquired as part ‎‎of a researchers’ program at the University of Utah.‎‎ The 60-year-old lost his left leg due to angiopathy caused by diabetes, and was one of the 10 Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

See MIT’s new engineering achievement‎

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have created the first full-body remote control system that transmits a human’s motion to a two-legged robot. Thus, when a human operator walks, runs or jumps, the robot does the same in a synchronized manner. In the past‎‎, MIT researchers had achieved this only Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

VIPER: NASA’s robot to search for ice on the moon

NASA will send a robotic vehicle to the south pole of the moon to examine the location and concentration of ice in the area‎‎ and to take -for the first time- samples of it, to the same pole ‎‎where the next man and the first woman are to be landed on the moon in 2024.‎‎ Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Artificial skin that provides the sense of touch

‎Scientists from EPFL (Switzerland) developed‎‎ a ‎‎soft artificial skin‎‎ that ‎‎provides‎‎ a ‎‎sense of touch‎‎ and has the ‎‎ability to adapt to the movements of the wearer‎‎; Paving the way for ‎‎the use of this new technology in a wide range of applications‎‎, from medical rehabilitation to virtual reality. ‎ ‎Just ‎‎like vision and hearing, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robotic ‘thread’ to treat blood clots in the brain

MIT engineers have developed a robotic “thread” that is magnetically directed and can move in extremely narrow and labyrinthine areas, such as the brain vascular system. As the MIT News reports, in the future this “thread” could be combined with existing intravascular technologies, with doctors guiding it through the patient’s brain vessels to quickly deal Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

First autonomous flight for Bell’s transport drone

‎The ‎‎first successful autonomous flight of Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 -a transport drone- announced by Bell.‎‎ ‎ ‎The ‎‎flight‎‎ took place at the ‎‎test site near Fort Worth,‎‎ and the company plans to continue testing the vessel under ‎‎a special certification for experimental aircraft‎‎ for the rest of the year. ‎”We are delighted to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robotic walking stick for people with mobility problems

Researchers at Columbia University in the City of New York have created a robotic walking stick that can help older people and people with mobility problems. The team, led by Sunil Agrawal, a professor at Columbia Engineering, demonstrated for the first time the benefits of using an autonomous robot that can walk beside a person Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Russian humanoid robot Fedor ready to be launched to the International Space Station

A Russian humanoid robot named Fedor performs the final tests and prepares to launch at the International Space Station, from Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 22, with a Soyuz rocket carrying the unmanned Soyuz craft MS-114 along with the robot.‎ Fedor (Final Experimental Demonstration Research) is about 1.83 meters high, weighs 105 kg and can lift Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robot-“MacGyver” makes its own tools

Researchers at Georgia Tech’s “Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL)” successfully trained a robot to create its own basic tools by combining objects. This development is an important step towards more ‘intelligent’ machines capable of producing advanced tools that could be useful in hazardous environments. The whole “philosophy” is reminiscent of television’s “MacGyver” the hero Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …