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Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...ies 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: Ralf Seemann,...

Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way

...ploring a planet or the ocean, and each individual robot was moving around collecting information locally," he said. "By returning to the group and following the type of algorithm we propose, they could select collectively the direction associated with the best quality information or select collectively th...

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

...e ASTEP 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 in 2004 and in 2005. Zoë, a brand new rob...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

...oarray resource facility. "It's possible to buy a robot which will take some copies of RNA on a small pin and then write that on a glass slide repetitively until one can build up hundreds of thousands of different spots on this glass array," Spencer said. But as commercial platforms improved over time, m...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...tic system has three main components: a mechanical robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command ...ents inside the patient's body. Additionally, the robot is computer controlled to eliminate any tremors and allow for steady, precise movements. "When opera...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...tic system has three main components: a mechanical robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command ...ents inside the patient's body. Additionally, the robot is computer controlled to eliminate any tremors and allow for steady, precise movements. "When opera...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

...its of drifting mucus using a three-ton underwater robot was no easy feat. As Robison put it, "We collected more than a hundred of these things, and every one of them was a major challenge. About one in four attempts was successful. The patience and skill of those pilots was just amazing." Back in the lab...

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

...gy program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate rem...system. In robotic-assisted surgery, the da Vinci robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands in a way not previously possible with minimally invasive surg...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...gy program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate rem...system. In robotic-assisted surgery, the da Vinci robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands in a way not previously possible with minimally invasive surg...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...gy program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate rem...system. In robotic-assisted surgery, the da Vinci robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands in a way not previously possible with minimally invasive surg...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...m SII Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), an undersea robot equipped with video and still cameras and a manipulator arm for gathering samples. Team members will also be filing daily dispatches from the ship at www.at-sea.org. One of the expedition's goals is to "ground truth," or verify, a newly produced hig...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

... a quicker return to daily activities. The actual robot consists of a tower that manipulates instruments controlled from a console that is situated a few feet from the patient. At the console, the surgeon operates four robotic “arms?and “wrists?using hand and foot controls. One of the robotic arms holds ...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

... a quicker return to daily activities. The actual robot consists of a tower that manipulates instruments controlled from a console that is situated a few feet from the patient. At the console, the surgeon operates four robotic “arms?and “wrists?using hand and foot controls. One of the robotic arms holds ...

Cheaper and simpler keyhole surgery

...t provide little freedom of movement. The existing robot systems that have been developed to solve the afor...or thus fulfils a similar function to the surgical robot systems, but in a simpler and cheaper manner. In a test carried out with experienced medical student...

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

...ts. Kurz said it is very expensive to construct a robot that can successfully adjust to side to side, or m...otion. Robots currently in use, such as the Asimo robot that mimics human walking patterns, have large, expensive and cumbersome computers built onto their ...

Robot assisted surgery more accurate than conventional surgery

... new study from Imperial College London shows that robot assisted knee surgery is significantly more accura... conventional surgery, and the remaining 13 having robot assisted surgery. Although the operations took a few minutes longer using the robotic assistant, t...

Robotic joystick reveals how brain controls movement

...controlled joystick and keep it from moving as the robot driver pushed repeatedly - in quick pulses - to one side. The joystick then pushed repeatedly in the opposite direction and again the subjects were asked to keep the joystick centered. The research team found that after all this pushing in differen...

New approach to vaccine development provides potent, long-lasting immunity

...controlled joystick and keep it from moving as the robot driver pushed repeatedly - in quick pulses - to one side. The joystick then pushed repeatedly in the opposite direction and again the subjects were asked to keep the joystick centered. The research team found that after all this pushing in differen...

Robots manipulating animal behaviour

...ase in competitiveness and a decrease in costs. "A robot interacting with animals, even if it is not mobile...n goal ?showing that an artificial agent such as a robot can modify the collective behaviour of natural agents, in this case cockroaches, in a mixed communit...

3-D ultrasound scanner could guide robotic surgeries

...archers 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 design...

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