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Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

... at Duke University have developed a laboratory robot that can successfully locate tiny pieces of metal ... researchers to believe that in the future, such a robot could not only help treat shrapnel injuries on ... the engineers started with a rudimentary tabletop robot whose "eyes" are a novel 3-D ultrasound ...

Robotic surgery lowers risk of a rare but serious complication of gastric bypass

... The use of a robot to assist with the most commonly performed ... or the same procedure with the assistance of a robot at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. The ... "The most important advantage is that the robot allows for precise, ambidextrous forehand and ...

Insights into micromillimeters

... Hamamatsu, provides deep insights: a high-tech robot makes it possible for the first time to ... of Heidelberg. At its core is the imaging robot "NanoZoomer" from Hamamatsu Photonics: the robot scans the tissue slices and displays them on the ...

Robot fetches objects with just a point and a click

... incremental progress in their quest to create a robot that responds to speech, gestures and body ... Emory University, have found a way to instruct a robot to find and deliver an item it may have never ... El-E (pronounced like the name Ellie), a robot designed to help users with limited mobility with ...

Simulation reveals how body repairs balance after damage

... simulation with human subjects and a small robot with simulated muscles. They predict that the ... these neural communication patterns allowed the robot to successfully move fluidly like an animal, in ... to what its gears and motors might suggest. The robot demonstrates all of the different strategies that ...

UK robot sub searches for signs of melting 60 km into an Antarctic ice shelf cavity

... Autosub, a robot submarine built and developed by the UK's National Oceanography Centre, ... York on the American ship, the RVIB Nathaniel B Palmer, has been using the robot sub to investigate the underside of the ice and measure changes in ...

Robot vehicle surveys deep sea off Pacific Northwest

... The first scientific mission with Sentry, a newly developed robot capable of diving as deep as 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) into the ocean, has ... (OOI). Sentry is a state-of-the-art, free-swimming underwater robot that can operate independently, without tethers or other connections to a ...

Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots'

... access to areas on an even smaller scale. Bionic Caterpillars The robot design is inspired by the team's findings on both the remarkable ... of data and power, mixed mode integrated circuit design, and mobile robot navigation and sensor fusion. The team plans to build prototype ...

Beginning scientists receive presidential awards

... and department of physical medicine and rehabilitation to develop a robot to aid patients' physical rehabilitation. Over time, the device would help ... patients and helping him fine-tune his mathematical model. Eventually, the robot will be able to amplify the force applied by stroke patients and help ...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

... Argonne's research firsthand with experiences like: Strap on special 3-D glasses to explore the outer edges of the universe Race the robot in a molecular biology speed challenge Test your sense of smell against an electronic nose View a chain reaction Calculate your ...

Pinhead-size worms + robot = new antibiotics

... the entire body of the animal. The scientists describe successful use of such a whole-animal high throughput screening test automated with a robot to test the effects of 37,000 potential drugs on C. elegans (a type of worm) infected with E. faecalis (a type of bacteria). That bacterium ...

Robo-bats with metal muscles may be next generation of remote control flyers

... measured, thus providing simultaneous action and sensory input. This dual functionality will help cut down on the robo-bat's weight, and allow the robot to respond quickly to changing conditions such as a gust of wind as perfectly as a real bat." In addition to creating a surveillance tool with ...

Bull's-eye electrode helps interpret thoughts, deliver stimulus to aid paralyzed, epileptic patients

... the movement you want to make? It would allow paralyzed individuals to be more independent by letting them use their thoughts to perhaps control a robot or computer or a wheelchair." In addition to detecting signals from the brain, Besio believes the electrode can be used in a therapeutic manner ...

Feeling your words: Hearing with your face

... The subjects listened to words one at a time that were taken from a computer-produced continuum between the words "head" and "had." When the robot stretched the listener's facial skin upward, words sounded more like "head." With downward stretch, words sounded more like "had." A backward stretch ...

Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes top student inventors

... Institute of Technology (Advisor: Alexander Slocum) Spherical Vehicle with Flywheel Momentum Storage for High Torque Capabilities A spherical robot that uses a control moment gyroscope to store momentum for going up inclines and over obstacles. Graduates Curtis Chong, Johns Hopkins ...

Neurotechnology Releases SentiSight 2.0 SDK Universal Object Recognition Technology

... and recognition. Used in conjunction with a digital camera or other visual input device, the algorithm in SentiSight 2.0 enables a computer or robot to "learn" 2D and 3D objects or a series of objects in a scene by extracting specific features and object descriptors from different sides, distances ...

Neurotechnology Releases SentiSight 2.0 SDK Universal Object Recognition Technology

... and recognition. Used in conjunction with a digital camera or other visual input device, the algorithm in SentiSight 2.0 enables a computer or robot to "learn" 2D and 3D objects or a series of objects in a scene by extracting specific features and object descriptors from different sides, distances ...

New surgery improves head and neck cancer treatment

... he said. Robotic surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery and a refinement on the concept of laparoscopic surgery, Carroll said. The robot most commonly used in cancer treatment is called the da Vinci, which is sold by Intuitive Surgical. UAB was the first medical center in Alabama ...

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system

... oceans; fixed stations taking continuous measurements on the seafloor or as floats and buoys moored in the water column and at the surface; small robot submarine ocean monitors, some drifting with the currents, others motoring along programmed routes; marine animals ingeniously outfitted with ...

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists

... fixed stations taking continuous measurements on the seafloor or as floats and buoys moored in the water column and at the surface; small robot submarine ocean monitors, some drifting with the currents, others motoring along programmed routes; marine animals ingeniously outfitted with ...

Was ability to run early man's Achilles heel?

... we use what we know about skeletons and the muscles to build a computer model of the fossil species we are interested in. This model is a virtual robot where we can activate muscles and get it to move its legs in a physically realistic fashion; the tricky bit is getting it to actually walk or run ...

New system could drastically reduce herbicide use

... A solar-powered robot with 20/20 vision, on a search-and-destroy quest ... at the University of Illinois. What's more, this robot has the potential to control weeds while significantly reducing herbicide use. The robot uses GPS for navigation, and there are two small ...

Telemedicine robots help improve health

... Queensland telemedicine researchers are using a robot named Eliza to conquer the tyranny of distance ... for specialist care. Local doctors take the robot to the bedside and thanks to a video-link, ... Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. The robot project is an extension of the telepaediatric ...

Like a snail through the intestinal canal

... medical devices, such as, for example, a small robot that moves independently through the intestinal ... in fact to use this layer of mucus and allow the robot to imitate the forward movement of a snail. A ... which the slug can grip hold of. An intestinal robot should also have a similar layer to use. To ...

3-D ultrasound scanner could guide robotic surgeries

... then entered the coordinates into a simple robot that controlled a biopsy needle, and the robot did the rest. The researchers also have used the scanner to guide the biopsy robot toward a designated target in the gall bladder of ...

Robot assisted surgery more accurate than conventional surgery

... new study from Imperial College London shows that robot assisted knee surgery is significantly more ... conventional surgery, and the remaining 13 having robot assisted surgery. Although the operations ... there were no additional side effects from using robot assisted surgery, and recovery from surgery was ...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

... program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate ... In robotic-assisted surgery, the da Vinci robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands in a way ... the key to its success," Boggess added. "The robot takes us a big step beyond traditional ...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

... program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate ... In robotic-assisted surgery, the da Vinci robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands in a way ... the key to its success," Boggess added. "The robot takes us a big step beyond traditional ...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

... program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate ... In robotic-assisted surgery, the da Vinci robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands in a way ... the key to its success," Boggess added. "The robot takes us a big step beyond traditional ...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

... voice and swallowing function. "The daVinci robot has been FDA-approved and successfully integrated ... In the first study, researchers used the daVinci robot and "operated" on a mannequin. They found that, ... system has three main components: a mechanical robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command ...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

... voice and swallowing function. "The daVinci robot has been FDA-approved and successfully integrated ... In the first study, researchers used the daVinci robot and "operated" on a mannequin. They found that, ... system has three main components: a mechanical robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command ...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

... to all length scales: if one wanted to build a robot which walks over water, for instance, a human-like robot is a bad idea while a spider-like robot is a much better choice. ### Original work: ...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

... a physical therapy program. HOWARD users initiate hand motion, with the robot monitoring and assisting the activity in order to meet therapeutic goals. ... "But if the hand is weak and can only budge one-tenth of an inch, the robot helps to complete the task so the brain relearns what it's like to make ...

Computer scientists join in search for ivory-billed woodpecker

... University and the University of California, Berkeley, have installed a robot in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge to help natural scientists ... from the lighting conditions, it's very difficult to capture." The robot stores images of the birds it has recorded in the hard disks of its ...

Robots manipulating animal behaviour

... to a potential increase in competitiveness and a decrease in costs. "A robot interacting with animals, even if it is not mobile, could be used for ... we succeeded in our main goal ?showing that an artificial agent such as a robot can modify the collective behaviour of natural agents, in this case ...

Penguins waddle but they don't fall down, UH researchers say

... of sophisticated robots. Kurz said it is very expensive to construct a robot that can successfully adjust to side to side, or medial-lateral, motion. Robots currently in use, such as the Asimo robot that mimics human walking patterns, have large, expensive and cumbersome ...

Cheaper and simpler keyhole surgery

... rigid instruments that provide little freedom of movement. The existing robot systems that have been developed to solve the aforementioned problems are ... mechanical manipulator thus fulfils a similar function to the surgical robot systems, but in a simpler and cheaper manner. In a test carried out with ...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

... The first phase of the ASTEP project began in 2003 when a solar-powered robot named Hyperion, also developed at Carnegie Mellon, was taken to the ... to determine the optimum design, software and instrumentation for a robot that would be used in more extensive experiments conducted in 2004 and in ...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

... researchers obtained these results by modeling the overland flight navigation of insects using experiments carried out on OCTAVE, a captive flying robot microhelicopter that can reproduce much of the mysterious natural insect behavior. Their work is published online in Current Biology, February 8, ...
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