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Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Nao robot

An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Coated nanorobots

Engineering researchers developed tiny robotic devices, powered by ultrasound and designed to look and act like blood cells, which in lab tests cleared human blood of dangerous bacteria and toxins. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Cell-Like Robots Shown to Clean Blood

Self-Repair Developed for Soft Materials Circuits

Digital counter tests

Materials scientists and engineers developed the ability for electronic circuits in soft materials, like those found in wearable devices, to repair themselves if ruptured. . . . → Read More: Self-Repair Developed for Soft Materials Circuits

Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

3-D printed prosthetic arms

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to evaluate low-cost prosthetic arms custom-designed for children and produced with three-dimensional printing. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

lung illustration

A joint project between Indiana University and the company Lung Biotechnology is investigating three-dimensional bioprinting to produce animal tissue for research on organ transplantation, and eventually for transplants themselves. . . . → Read More: University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Operating Mobile Maestro

A group of computer science students at Michigan State University designed a smartphone app to operate a robotic-arm exoskeleton for individuals with disabilities. . . . → Read More: Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Infographic: Countries with Highest Robot Density

Robotic density by country

Our friends at Statista published a chart this week showing installed industrial robots per 10,000 manufacturing workers. . . . → Read More: Infographic: Countries with Highest Robot Density

Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

Microbes

Two companies are developing a new model for a cloud-based platform that makes possible automated collaborative research with artificial intelligence in synthetic biology. . . . → Read More: Platform to Integrate Robotics, Synthetic Biology, A.I.

3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Engineering researchers developed techniques using three-dimensional printing that enables robotic devices made with soft materials, like those in health care, to sense more properties of objects they encounter. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

Engineers and neuroscientists developed a synthetic protein that illuminates electrical activity in animal brain nerve cells, with a process using robotics to test millions of protein candidates in cells. . . . → Read More: Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging