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Students from the University of Waterloo have created a robot for defusing landmines. Richard Yim, the founder and CEO of Landmine Boys, was born in Cambodia and is now attending Waterloo University in Canada as a mechanical engineering student.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed biological robots that are moved by light. Rashid Bashir, head of bioengineering, and other colleagues have created the robots. Using optogenetics, the researchers can control the tiny robot by light. Skeletal muscle … Continue reading
Bionic hands have been around for several years now, but bionic fingers enabling a sense of touch are new. For the first time a bionic finger has enabled a person to tell the difference between rough and smooth surfaces with … Continue reading
The Robust Robotics Group at MIT has developed an algorithm that allows a fixed wing plane to fly indoors. AUVs usually fly outside and rely on GPS to help navigate. Using a fixed 2 meter winged plan indoors without GPS … Continue reading
MIT recently received a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) at MIT is using the funding to develop a printable robot. Daniel Rus, MIT professor and the project leader states: This … Continue reading