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Could robots save us from the coronavirus pandemic?

August 31st, 2020

Researchers have developed robots capable of providing patient updates to doctors autonomously using existing hardware.  Using special sensors, the robots can take temperature and even measure blood oxygen content without touching the patient. These robots could work in place of doctors and nurses, reducing the chances of transmission. Post-apocalyptic science fiction flicks love to paint …

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Microscopic robots may soon invade your body whether you like it or not

August 29th, 2020

Researchers have developed a microscopic robot capable of moving using four tiny “legs” controlled by lasers. The robots could be mass-produced, and may one day be used in medical applications to initiate treatment or spot diseases. More work needs to be done on drug delivery systems and other capabilities before robots like this can be …

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Robots are now greeting coronavirus patients in Japan

May 3rd, 2020

Some hotels in Japan are now being used to house patients experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms. Patients arriving at one such hotel in Tokyo are being greeted by a robot named Pepper that, in addition to offering up pleasantries, can also provide guests with simple directions. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. With many hospitals operating …

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NASA needs your help to build a Moon digging robot

March 17th, 2020

NASA’s RASSOR robot is headed to the Moon, and it’s designed to dig into the surface. The robot uses a drum to scoop up lunar surface material and then transport it to new locations, but NASA hasn’t decided on a design for the drum.  The space agency is accepting 3D models as submissions for a …

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NASA teams up with Australia for new space robotics push

February 19th, 2020

If humans want a larger presence in space we’re going to have to have a good bit of help from robots. At least that’s what NASA and Western Australia are betting on, and they’ve just agreed to partner up on a new robotics development center that will begin working on technology that will build and …

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Watch Boston Dynamics’ robot dog Spot haul Adam Savage in a rickshaw

February 17th, 2020

Boston Dynamics has been striking fear into the hearts of the general public for years now. The company’s robotic creations are incredible, and sometimes a little bit scary, but generally speaking, they’re just really, really impressive pieces of technology. In the newest episode of Tested, hosted by Adam Savage, the former Mythbuster turns one of …

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Scientists gave robots the ability to sweat

January 30th, 2020

Evolution has given humans a number of cool bodily functions to deal with certain circumstances. Sweating, for example, is a way for our bodies to cool down, as moist skin allows air to wick away heat much more efficiently than dry skin. It’s something that we take for granted, but when scientists are designing robots …

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Tiny nanobots made of frog cells might prevent your next heart attack

January 14th, 2020

It won’t be long until we start sending fleets of tiny nanobots inside our bodies to deliver medicine  and fix a few of the annoying problems that might otherwise cause irreparable harm and even death. But those robots might not have any metallic components if some researchers have their way. Instead, these fleets of robots …

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NASA’s new drones are taking on bizarre shapes

October 2nd, 2019

In the context of space exploration, the term “rover” conjures images of multi-wheeled robots with big, bulky bodies covered in scientific instruments. NASA’s Mars rovers are probably the most iconic of all, but when the space agency is ready to send a spacecraft to Saturn’s Moons, the bots that make the trip will likely look …