Category Archives: Robots
Just when we thought everything had been done, we are blown away with the innovation of the century. No longer will we have to look in different places for snakes, robots, dogs and cancer detection devices.
It stops, sniffs to the left, then turns to the right and slithers behind the ribcage.
This is a medical robot, guided by a skilled surgeon and designed to get to places doctors are unable to reach without opening a patient up.
There’s not much left on the list of things science hasn’t done and they soon will have broken a barrier in artificial intelligence by creating space ships that can build themselves.
The space agency recently awarded $100,000 to a project called SpiderFab that aims to study this concept and ultimately produce designs for such a craft. In theory, a small vehicle could launch in a rocket carrying the raw materials needed by an onboard 3D printer. Unlike fully-assembled craft, it wouldn’t need to be designed to fold up or built to withstand the extreme forces involved in liftoff and ascent into space.
Science fiction is becoming less and less of a fantasy now that these two prominent colleges are promising artificial human tissue.
To create the cybernetic tissue, researchers first created a mesh of wires as small as 80 nanometers in diameter. Cell cultures were then added, and allowed to grow around the artificial wiring. So far, researchers have grown fully-wired heart and nerve tissue complexes.
It’s easy to forget about this Pixar character, but this guy hasn’t; in fact, he has spent 2 years making the most precise replica so far.
Mike Senna of California spent an estimated 3,200 – 3,800 hours over two and a half years building this full-scale, functional WALL-E robot from scratch.