Tag: "robotic" at biology news
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...untingtin protein into neurons. They then used the robotic
microscope to monitor the accumulation of the abno... by the Finkbeiner group -- combining the use of a robotic
microscope with powerful techniques of statistical analysis -- could also be used in studies of othe...
Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons
Using a specially designed robotic
microscope to study cultured cells, researchers have found evidence that abnormal protein clumps called inclusion bodies in neurons from people with Huntington's disease (HD) prevent cell death. The finding helps to resolve a longstanding debate abo...
Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing
..." C. elegans toxicity testing system that will use robotic
equipment to mix chemicals and sort worms efficien...h of the work is being done by computer-controlled robotic
machines. Robots automatically dispense hot agar gel to support the bacterial colonies the worms us...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
...temperatures, investigators collected samples with robotic
arms to reveal the unique geology, geochemistry, and biology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. A suspected new species of clam that draws life from methane hydrates was documented off the coast of Chile, while a new species of minute mo...
Columbia researchers identify drug as therapeutic candidate for spinal muscular atrophy
...cts the systematic errors that are common with the robotic
technologies used in screening. ...
Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe
...international effort to deploy a global network of robotic
instruments to monitor and investigate important changes in the world's oceans. Researchers with the international Argo program announced they have reached the point where 1,500 ocean-traveling float instruments--half the target 3,000-float array-- a...
INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows
...nes. His present emphasis is on turnkey, prototype robotic
machine design, development and deployment. He has been a principal investigator on numerous INEEL projects and programs in welding research, welding automation, concurrent weld inspection, and machine sensing, diagnostics and contro...
Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Salty, acidic soup could have supported life on Mars
...remote-sensing spacecraft, NASA's two hardy little robotic
explorers performed the first true geologic field ...d rocks elsewhere on Mars. The next generation of robotic
Mars explorers may attempt to bring back rock, dirt or dust samples, including hematite "blueberries...
The shapes of life
...tein structure from months to days. For example, a robotic
arm drops protein solution into thousands of tiny wells for crystallization trials, and an imaging system quickly scans the wells looking for signs of crystal formation--key to capturing protein structures. "At this large scale, it would be unthinka...
Robots that act like rats
... with objects they touch, as rats do. But when the robotic
"rats" were put into a rectangular arena likethat used for experiments with real rats, the robots showed a newbehavior. They scuttled along the walls and repeatedly bumped intoone corner, but favored one wall. Instead of stopping in a cornerthey kept...
Teams build robots that walk like humans
... and controlled and has potential applications for robotic
prostheses. It could also aid scientists' understanding of the human motor system. Developed at MIT, Cornell, and Holland's Delft University of Technology, the three robots are all based on the same principle: they are an extension of several years o...
Worms, slugs inspire robotic devices
...iologists and engineers has developed two flexible robotic
devices that could make invasive medical procedure...g of biology to use it as an inspiration for novel robotic
devices," said Hillel Chiel, Case professor of biology and principal investigator on the project. "B...
Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS
...at, through thought alone, a person could direct a robotic
arm a neural prosthesis to reach and manipulate ... report that a monkey outfitted with a child-sized robotic
arm controlled directly by its own brain signals is able to feed itself chunks of fruits and vegetab...
Bipedal bots to star at AAAS media briefing
...h. "This is the foundation for what we may see in robotic
control in the future." By applying concepts rooted in "passive-dynamic walkers"--devices that can walk down a shallow slope powered only by the pull of gravity--the engineers have crafted robots that, in the case of the Cornell biped, can walk on le...
The secret lives of whales
...ts them find it later with a manned submersible or robotic
vehicle. They now know that a whale fall may host even more species than a hydrothermal ventmany unique to whale falls. Recently discovered blind zombie worms use an internal bacterial garden to break down the whale bone and feed on the fats and prot...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
...lets in the sea will allow complex instruments and robotic
vehicles to stay in the water and "plug in" sending data back to shore in real time without being connected to the surface. Scientists and engineers hope that this new technology will allow us to wire the entire ocean basins in the future. "It's ha...
Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report
...e," Full added. Similar controls could make a soft robotic
arm a lot easier to control than it would seem, and make it feasible to build an octopus robot that walks....
Talking robots, green buildings, and shockwave healing
..." called WT-4 (Waseda Talker No. 4). WT-4 contains robotic
parts for lungs, vocal cords, tongue, lips, teeth,...tish Columbia ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) will present a robotic
jaw capable of producing the complex set of motions of a human jaw during speech (4aSC8). INFRASOUN...
Gladstone investigator Steve Finkbeiner wins prestigious Lieberman Award
...tery associated with Huntington's disease, using a robotic
microscope that he custom-designed to allow the tracking of changes in cells, including those associated with neurodegeneration, over long lengths of time. As reported in a Nature cover story last fall (October 14, 2004), Finkbeiner and his team dete...
CyberWalk - unconstrained walking in virtual worlds
...se in the area of optimized control engineering of robotic
systems. Management partner in the project is the Agency for Research Funding AFWO GmbH Tuebingen (Dr. Friederike Wolf-Oberhollenzer). Dr. Marc Ernst, project scientific leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is convinced: "Onc...
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