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The new cooling technique could be useful for soft robots in the future, especially when there are no other methods to keep the system cool. (Image Credit: Cornell University/Facebook Reality Labs/AAAS)   Humans often perspire to keep their temperature regulated, a cooling process that may be useful in soft robots. Engineers from Cornell University have replicated the method in a newly-developed soft robot muscle. By using this new technique, scientists have found a way to keep soft robots ...
The flash graphene technique can transform carbon-containing material into bulk graphene, which can then be used as a material for many purposes. (Image Credit: Jeff Fitlow, Rice University)   Graphene has a lot of potential to be an important material in electronics and real-world applications, especially if it comes from the carbon in our garbage. Scientists at Rice University have demonstrated a new processing technique that transforms a wide range of trash, from leftover food to car ti ...
The Xenobots were designed by the University of Vermont’s Deep Green supercomputer using an evolutionary algorithm, while scientists at Tufts University took the designs to create a programmable living organism. (Image credit: University of Vermont)   Scientists from the University of Vermont and Tufts University have created new programmable life forms using a supercomputer and living stem cells taken from frog embryos. Known as Xenobots (derived from the frog species Xenopus laevi ...
CES 2020 had many robotic announcements. Finally putting robots to work and assisting people is apparently in the forefront of development. Take a look at the following and see for yourself. Personally, I would like a robot to just follow me around carrying stuff.   Samsung’s Ballie could serve as an at-home assistant Samsung’s ballie robot can follow you around and help out with daily tasks. (Video Credit: Samsung)   During CES 2020 on January 6, Samsung showcased th ...
Virtual Visor gives the driver a “mask” for their eyes whenever sunlight or glare hits their eyes. (Image Credit: Bosch)   I always found CES to be inspiring. This is one of those technologies...   Sunlight may obstruct a driver’s vision during the day, which can lead to major distractions that result in a car accident.  There are traditional sun visors in cars that partially blocks the sun but still isn’t adequate enough because at the same time, part of ...
ClearSpace’s spacecraft will de-orbit an old rocket in 2025 in an attempt to clear up space debris. (Image Credit: ClearSpace SA)   Space junk is constantly orbiting the Earth at thousands of miles per hour. Companies, such as ClearSpace, are starting to take action with a clean-up mission. A European spacecraft will be the first one scheduled to remove a large piece of debris in 2025. Experts fear the same technology could be used as a weapon by terror groups or rogue nations.   ...