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Researchers use lab cultures to create robotic 'semi-living artist'
...eings, "the semi-living artist" a picture-drawing robot
in Perth, Australia whose movements are controlled...ange system via an Internet connection between the robot
and the brain cells. And while the robot's drawings won't put any artists out of business (picture t...
Engineered proteins will lead to 'synthetic biology'
...ing to detect, as part of developing a TNT-sensing robot
to aid its environmental cleanup effort. -- lactate, which is an indicator of metabolic stress in the body and also associated with certain cancers. Thus, a lactate-sensing protein could locate metabolic distress in the body. Also, lactate has a "lef...
Exploring the sights and sounds of a deepwater coral marine protected area off Florida
...ral. The reefs will be surveyed using an undersea robot
known as the Phantom SII, provided by the National...o be used to collect small coral samples using its robot
arm in order to assess the growth and health of the reefs. A key goal for the expedition will be to...
Georgia Tech researchers use lab cultures to control robotic device
The Hybrot, a small robot
that moves about using the brain signals of a rat, is the first robotic device whose movements are controlled by a network of cultured neuron cells. Steve Potter and his research team in the Laboratory for Neuroengineering at the Georgia Institute of...
Carnegie Mellon, NASA to develop robot illustrating how to seek life on distant planets
... research that will help them develop and deploy a robot
and instruments that may someday enable other robo...luorescent dyes and automated microscopes that the robot
will eventually use to locate various forms of life. The project falls under NASA's Astrobiology Sc...
Fabricated microvascular networks could create compact fluidic factories
...and a fugitive organic ink. A computer-controlled robot
squeezes the ink out of a syringe, almost like a cake decorator, building the scaffold layer by layer. "The ink exits the nozzle as a continuous, rod-like filament that is deposited onto a moving platform, yielding a two-dimensional pattern," Lewis s...
Unique fleet of underwater vehicles to gather elusive environmental data
... underwater robotics. "The design of an underwater robot
requires a set of skills that cross traditional department boundaries," Stilwell noted. "A curriculum that combines elements from electrical engineering, ocean engineering, computer science, and other departments does not currently exist." Last year...
The jaws stiffness found to dictate speech production
... using a dental adhesive. The coupling between the robot
and the jaw was achieved by using a magnesium and titanium rotary connector that permitted motion of the jaw in all six translational and rotational degrees of freedom. Subjects were thus able to produce naturalistic jaw movements when coupled to the...
Brain's method of creating mental images differs with the source of cues received
...he surgeon is looking at a monitor to manipulate a robot
arm with a surgical instrument cutting into the patient. The surgeon feels the contact with the patient with a force-feedback device like the one we used in our experiment. Knowing how the brain combines visual and haptic stimuli is the first step in...
Telerobotic equipment aids in cleanup activities
...ntrol computer and hand controllers to command the robot
manipulator to complete cleanup tasks. The compact console was developed by DOE specifically to control costs related to deploying remote systems while maintaining a control room level of capability. Several compact consoles have been used around the...
UC Riverside leads the country with the highest number of 2002 AAAS Fellows
...ory and design automation, automotive engineering, robot
manipulators, micro-mechanical-systems and other intelligent servomechanisms. Citation: For research in mechanisms and machine theory and robotics and automotive engineering and electromechanical systems. Mark S. Springer , professor of biology...
From moon rocks to space food: UH research spans 40 years
...e ROBONAUT (ROBOtic astroNAUT), an anthropomorphic robot
with two arms, two hands, a head, a torso and a st...lly removed from the task, to send commands to the robot
over a telecommunication system. Kakadiaris will present a talk on this research during the World Sp...
Queen's invention connects brain functioning to limb control
...re they learn to make reaching movements while the robot
applies complex novel loads to assess their ability to learn new motor skills. The long-term goal is to identify which tasks patients can and cannot perform, and to create "fingerprints" to aid in the diagnosis and classification of motor dysfunction...
Tomorrow's super robots may owe their mobility to a cockroachs legs today
...a range of desired impedance into the structure of robot
legs for improved robustness and simpler control. ...methodologies that can be used to guide biomimetic robot
leg design and material selection. In this paper, we have discussed a simple linear, lumped paramete...
The mind may help restore movement to the immobile
...pe, AZ, plans to replace the virtual cursor with a robot
arm that will be used by a monkey to reach and retrieve food while its own arms are restrained. Through a sort of 'neural bypass', it is hoped that this approach can be used by human patients with paralyzed arms. As work progresses, functional elec...
Lobster sniffing: how lobsters' hairy noses capture smells from the sea
...und a watery world, and may provide strategies for robot
builders looking for efficient ways to create odor sensors. "If you want to build unmanned vehicles or robots to go into toxic sites where you do not want to send a scuba diver, and if you want those robots to locate something by smell, you need to d...
Genetically modified earth plants will glow from Mars
...nched April 7. Upon arrival, the landing vehicle's robot
would scoop up a portion of Martian soil, and the scientists will analyze it using the robot
and a specialized camera. After modifying the soil with fertilizers, buffers and nutrients, the scie...
ST@T SHEET: A monthly update on science/technology @ Temple University
...n and a suburban high school to design and build a robot
for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition. About 60 students from Philadelphias Mastbaum and Montgomery Countys Springfield high schools will be involved in the project. FIRST is the nations largest high s...
Hopkins scientists shed light on how the brain 'thinks'
...ing a spot across a transparent screen by moving a robot
arm. The goal is to move from one place on the scr...ttle with an empty, lighter one. In this case, the robot
arm scrambles where and what forces it applies so the previous learned path between spots on the scr...
Tiny microchips have big promise in fighting serious diseases
...w up. "We're ready to create the chips and use the robot
to insert them into the hearts of lab animals," Michler said. "We're looking at probably five years before human clinical trials begin." Joining Michler on the panel were Costantino Benedetti, director of cancer pain, therapy and palliative medicine ...
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