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Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars

...of the project began in 2003, when a solar-powered robot named Hyperion, also developed at Carnegie Mellon,...optimum design, software and instrumentation for a robot for extensive investigations during 2004-05 of desert life. Zoe and its instrument payload are the r...

Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors

...oung species, particularly in primates." Schaal, a robot expert with a deep background in neuroscience who draws inspiration for robot controls from biological models, notes that researchers have historically treated both kinds of move...

Students build submarine to track Octopuses

...t periods, but what's really needed is an undersea robot that will wait patiently outside the creature's de... hours on the surface, biologists could set up the robot to wait quietly for an octopus to emerge from its den. Then the submarine could become their eyes an...

Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort

Berkeley - A cockroach-like robot named RHex is the starting point for a major proje...University will focus on RHex, a short, six-legged robot that scampers like a cockroach, as a working model of the principles they're seeking to uncover. By ...

Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert

... of the project began in 2003 when a solar-powered robot named Hyperion, also developed at Carnegie Mellon,...optimum design, software and instrumentation for a robot that would be used in more extensive experiments conducted this fall and in 2005. Zoë is the re...

New technique helps scientists reveal interactions between genes and drugs

... of cell deaths in response to low drug doses. The robot also highlighted cell lines with high resistance to the drugs where few or no cells were killed. In the future, patients whose cells are particularly sensitive to chemotherapy may be able to be treated with relatively low doses, reducing side eff...

20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion

...te in humans, but it's not the same as feelings. A robot might still pull its hand back when it encounters a sharp object; but it doesn't feel pain like you and I do." Picard will give an overview of her group's latest research on computers that both sense and respond to human emotions. Responding to her ...

Tufts University groundbreaking research on caterpillar locomotion

...n the design and control of a new type of flexible robot that could be used to navigate through pipelines or intricate structures such as blood vessels and air tubes, as well as space shuttle operations and building construction." Trimmer's lab is believed to be the only one of its kind to focus on the loc...

Kinase backgrounder: Iressa discovery part of major kinase project at Dana-Farber

...ding DNA information from cells. It uses dozens of robot sequencers to read the genes' messages and massive computers to interpret their significance. The investigators say the stars are aligned to press this search, named the Kinase Project. Todd Golub, MD, who is affiliated with both institutions, notes ...

New proteomics core at OHSU will speed discovery process

...ousands of identifiable proteins on it. We use the robot to help us cut the spots. The (robot) head moves over, finds the spot and pokes a hole in the gel." After the proteins are broken down at the 2DiDx workstation, the "few dozen to few hundred" peptides are sent to the mass spectrometer. There, high-...

RNA inner workings partly unveiled in Stanford study

...gns the crystal in the path of the X-ray beam. The robot can automatically test 300 samples without the need for researchers to carry out a manual transfer for each sample as was done in the past. "It saves a lot of time while optimizing the quality of the data," said SSRL scientist Mike Soltis, PhD, hea...

Brookhaven Lab expects $30 million to support life sciences

...biophysicist Dieter Schneider, they are building a robot that will automatically change the specimens that are studied during NSLS experiments. ...

MIT student dances with robots

...n moves. The next step for Gentry was to program a robot to dance with a human. In 2002, while she was a vi...ntry's far-off goal: to design a truly interactive robot leader "who could signal move changes in advance, who could recognize an error in the follower and e...

New 'bumpy' jelly found in deep sea

...ted vehicle (ROV) Ventana, a deep-diving submarine robot that first recorded the jelly on video in 1990. Before they created an official name for this animal, researchers gave this jelly the nickname "bumpy" because it's bell and oral arms are covered with small bumps, which are actually clusters of stingi...

World's first 'robot scientist' proves a major success in the lab

...his research is very exciting as we have given the robot under our supervision - the ability to design the...sciences and, although the problems we set for the robot were relatively simple, we have shown that it could be used to help solve real-world problems." The ...

Scientists discover how brain draws and re-draws picture of world

...hers' experiments, volunteers grasped the end of a robot arm that precisely tracked their attempts to overc...rogrammed forces that would hinder movement of the robot arm in predictable ways. To reach the target in the allotted time (half a second), volunteers had to...

Thoughts translate to actions

...s can learn to adjust their brain activity to move robot arms, many issues remain unresolved, including what type of brain signal would provide the most appropriate inputs to program these machines. As they report in this paper, Miguel Nicolelis and colleagues have helped clarify some of the fundamental ...

Dr. Robot tested at Hopkins

...er of Marcus Welby or Dr. Kildare, but a high-tech robot being tested at The Johns Hopkins Hospital could b... human torso, in a Star Wars R2D2 sort of way, the robot sports a computer screen for a head, a video camera for eyes and a speaker for a mouth. It walks, i...

A new twist on DNA

...he rotor bead steady with flow -- using a twisting robot built from Legos. After the winding process, they stopped the flow and followed the unwinding of the DNA molecule by looking at the spinning of the rotor bead in real time. By measuring the resulting spins of a series of indicator beads of differing ...

Stanford symposium on future of air and space travel

...stro department - such as an autonomous underwater robot to track jellyfish and a camera-in-a-pill that propels itself through the convolutions of the small intestine. ''We do research on anything that moves,'' explains Cantwell, whose own research focuses on effects of flow turbulence on aircraft and rock...

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