alexanderpf:

Micro Robots

SRI International have developed incredibly small and fast robots that are capable of following building instructions - video embedded below:

SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.

sriinternational have a Tumblr blog here via prostheticknowledge

reuters:

A girl reads a book on her balcony as smoke rises from chimneys at a steel plant, on a hazy day in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, China, April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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reuters:

A girl reads a book on her balcony as smoke rises from chimneys at a steel plant, on a hazy day in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, China, April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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jtotheizzoe:

Watch this liquid boil and freeze at the same time! It’s not magic, these folks just dropped the pressure and temperature to the perfect place to hit the substance’s triple point, that magical nexus on the phase diagram where solid, liquid, and vapor coexist.

The liquid above is almost certainly not pure water (those crystals look a little funny), but here’s water’s phase diagram, complete with triple point and its various ice phases. Yes, even that one.

(via Mental Floss)

policymic:

Engineering company Festo is creating robots based on nature

German engineering firm Festo is creating a robot army. Sounds scary, right? But there’s no need to fear a “Skynet”-type apocalypse quite yet, because these robots want to do good by making laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future. And they’re using nature as their inspiration.

Festo summarizes the motivation behind their research on their website: “Gripping, moving, controlling and measuring – nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. What could be more logical than to examine these natural phenomena and learn from them?”

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neurosciencestuff:

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder — which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches — has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

The operation, which took 23 hours, was led by Dr Bon Verweij. The patient’s skull was so thick, that had the operation not been performed, serious brain damage or death may have occurred in the near future.

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tumbr561pete:

Epson Announces a Advanced Model of the World’s Lightest bluetooth controled Micro-Flying Robot

Press Release:
Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”) today announced that it has successfully developed a lighter and more advanced successor to the FR, the world’s smallest and lightest micro-flying robot. Turning once again to its micromechatronics technology, Epson has redefined the state of the art with its FR-II micro-flying robot the world’s new lightest and most advanced microrobot, which also features Bluetooth wireless control and independent flight*2. The FR-II will be on display at the Emerging Technology Fair, part of the Future Creation Fair that runs from August 27 to 30 at the Tokyo International Forum.
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tumbr561pete:

Epson Announces a Advanced Model of the World’s Lightest bluetooth controled Micro-Flying Robot

Press Release:

Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”) today announced that it has successfully developed a lighter and more advanced successor to the FR, the world’s smallest and lightest micro-flying robot. Turning once again to its micromechatronics technology, Epson has redefined the state of the art with its FR-II micro-flying robot the world’s new lightest and most advanced microrobot, which also features Bluetooth wireless control and independent flight*2. The FR-II will be on display at the Emerging Technology Fair, part of the Future Creation Fair that runs from August 27 to 30 at the Tokyo International Forum.

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fleshcoatedtechnology:

tlyudacris:

shintsurezuregusa:

"Engineers believe human exoskeletons can have a variety of applications, from therapy and rehabilitation to lifting heavy objects."

finally. time to jack my meat ferreal. year 2020 style. give my ol’ meat a lil robocop treatment. give it that mean robo vibration jerk. finna jaeger my kaijuu dong. get ready future. we comin.

Good-bye meat-suit!

fleshcoatedtechnology:

tlyudacris:

shintsurezuregusa:

"Engineers believe human exoskeletons can have a variety of applications, from therapy and rehabilitation to lifting heavy objects."

finally. time to jack my meat ferreal. year 2020 style. give my ol’ meat a lil robocop treatment. give it that mean robo vibration jerk. finna jaeger my kaijuu dong. get ready future. we comin.

Good-bye meat-suit!