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Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Liver chip device

A robotic system that ties together multiple chip devices representing different human organs can test for drug effects on patients without affecting the individuals. . . . → Read More: Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Algorithm-Designed Robots Made from Living Cells

Manufactured organism

A team of biologists and computer scientists created tiny robotic devices designed by computer models and made from frog embryo cells. . . . → Read More: Algorithm-Designed Robots Made from Living Cells

Touch Sensor Developer Gains $12M in Early Funds

HaptX glove

A company making gloves that transmit a sense of touch in games and commercial robotics is raising $12 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Touch Sensor Developer Gains $12M in Early Funds

Soft Material Developed With Magnetic Response

Coil from magnetic polymer

Researchers created a new soft polymer plastic with magnetic properties that can be programmed to change shape and recall previous shapes. . . . → Read More: Soft Material Developed With Magnetic Response

Smart Robotic Leg Prosthesis Being Developed

Kerry Finn and Tommaso Lenzi

A project is underway to develop a smarter and lighter-weight motorized leg prosthetic device that gives the wearer better balance and control. . . . → Read More: Smart Robotic Leg Prosthesis Being Developed

Touch Senses Added to Synthetic Skin, Robot Arm

Skin-On Interface

Computer scientists in the U.K. and France created techniques for adding a refined sense of touch to highly sensitive artificial skin and an inexpensive robotic arm. . . . → Read More: Touch Senses Added to Synthetic Skin, Robot Arm

Leg Prosthetic System Restores Sensory Feedback

Walking with prosthetic device

Results from a small clinical trial shows a system for leg prosthetic devices restores tactile sensory feedback to improve mobility and reduce falling. . . . → Read More: Leg Prosthetic System Restores Sensory Feedback

Synthetic Skin Designed with Sense of Touch

Artificial skin

Robotics and materials science labs developed a soft, thin, flexible material that senses and responds like an electronic sense of touch. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Skin Designed with Sense of Touch

Drones, A.I. Deployed by Agricultural Start-Up

Philipp Lottes and Cyrill Stachniss

A new company is combining drone photography with artificial intelligence to provide growers with better data to monitor and manage crop growth. . . . → Read More: Drones, A.I. Deployed by Agricultural Start-Up

Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

Robotic wire

Engineers and materials scientists designed a robotic device thin and flexible enough to thread through blood vessels in a model brain under remote control. . . . → Read More: Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels