Monthly Archives: June 2011


The famed European robot has made itself a home in laboratories around the globe iCub is a robot capable of  interacting with the world much the way a small child does . It is used to look at how experience … Continue reading

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Biomechatronics ???

A fascinating field that allows for the revolutionary use of new materials Biomechatronics integrates biological elements into artificial devices. A dynamic is created  where the biological element carries out a specific function to the system, while the artificial device promotes … Continue reading

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As the largest organ of the human body, our skin provides us with loads of valuable data Hot. Sharp. Rough. Wet. Our skin is capable of giving us this type of information about the objects and environment around us. As … Continue reading

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Miniature Machines with Major Applications

Earth’s little critters give scientists big ideas Paolo Dario is a Professor of Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa who is heavily involved in the study of micro-machines for medical purposes. In coordination with 3 other European … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Be Human?

  The Smithsonian Institute of Natural History wants to know! Click HERE to go to their website and  read the opinions of people from all over the world. You can submit your own answer too.    

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Innovation robotic summit  held in Lyon, France March 23-25, 2011 The innorobo summit featured the exhibit of more than 100 robots, 30 of which were on display for the first time ever in Europe. It  included conferences on a wide … Continue reading

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Robot Becomes Living Fossil

Coelacanth robot used for education In 2001, Mitsubishi began the production of an artificial Coelacanth, an ancient species believed to be extinct  until the 1930′s. The body of the artificial fish is partly made of silicone, plastic and elastic metal. … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Robot?

Our apprehension to artificial beings The term robot was originally used in Karel Čapek’s 1921 play  RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots). However, the concept of a being or machine  akin to today’s conception of a robot is something that goes back … Continue reading

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The Future of Biomimetic Machines

Convergent Science Network’s Anna Mura and Team Win Best Exhibit at This Year’s FET11 Conference in Budapest, Hungary   The exhibit featured demonstrations which displayed the potential of biomimetic systems to transform the way information and communication technologies are developed … Continue reading

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