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There is a fun Science Museum exhibition running currently (until September 3rd 2017) called Robots. It is free to visit the museum but this particular exhibition has a charge but it is worth it.   The exhibition is split into five themes of Marvel, Obey, Dream, Build and Imagine. There is also a series of additional Robot-themed events spaced out from now until September, such as movie screenings and panel discussions. I got the chance to visit last Sunday, and there is an 8-minute co ...
Humanoid musculoskeletal robots have been designed to replicate the human anatomy, and this structure could improve applicability of biologically engineered tissues. A humanoid robot called Eccerobot whose design mimics the anatomy of a human. (Photo via University of Oxford, Popular Science; Kevan-Flickr)   Humanoid robots are believed to have a wide range of future applications besides haunting people’s dreams with their transparent anatomy. All jokes aside, though, humanoid robot ...
Researchers from MIT and Boston University have developed an elegant way for humans to direct a robot’s movements by using “error-related potentials.” The research used a humanoid robot named Baxter from Rethink Robotics; a company headed by former MIT CSAIL director, and iRobot co-founder, Rodney Brooks. (via MIT CSAIL)   In past attempts to remotely control robotic movements with human thought (or speech), there was a learning curve, or a considerable amount of trainin ...
The researchers suggest that using a robot skeletal structure that mimics humans will be better suited for growing skin tissue needed for transplants. (images via Oxford & jsk.t.u Tokyo)   It may sound gruesome on the surface but ‘skinning’ a robot could be a better process than how lab-grown tissues and organs are grown today. Think about it, we’ve all scrapped and skinned arms and legs now and then and when the skin grows back, those new cells are stretched and cont ...
UPS starts testing delivery via drone. UPS is testing their drone delivery system (Photo via UPS)   Many companies have an interest in integrating delivery drones into their services. UPS is the next in line and is keeping ahead of the competition. Rather than investing in flying drones, the company is testing a system that will drop packages at your doorstep while the driver moves on to the next house. UPS hopes this new system will speed up the delivery process. Having the driver walk fr ...

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