- Scientists have developed living human skin for robots that looks and moves like real skin. The skin is also capable of self-repair and repelling water.
- In a study published by the journal Matter on Thursday, researchers at the University of Tokyo explained their method of using a coating of skin tissue on robot fingers.
- The research team hopes to use their development in aiding those in need of prosthetics or cosmetic and pharmaceutical skin development.
- The researchers are now studying how to make the skin tissue survive for longer as well as creating more advanced features such as hair follicles and sweat glands.
A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo developed living skin tissue coatings for robots that can perform basic functions such as self-healing and repelling water.
In a study published on Thursday by the journal Matter, lead author and engineer Takeuchi Shoji and a team of researchers revealed the development of human skin tissue for robots using “a coating material.” The coating is able to mimic the appearance and movement of human skin.
Smaller than a flea: Northwestern engineers create the world’s smallest remote-controlled walking robots
- Engineers at Northwestern University developed the world’s smallest remote-controlled, walking robots.
- The robots, which are about half a millimeter wide each, are made out of a malleable shape-memory alloy that can be deformed and returned to their original shape using heat.
- The crab robot was developed out of some students’ fascination with the sideways motion of crabs.
- Applying heat to specific joints of the crab robot makes it twist, turn or jump, depending on the sequence of heat application.
- John A. Rogers, a professor in the university’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, said that while the robots are currently in the early stages of development, the technology behind them offers significant potential.
Engineers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have developed the tiniest remote-controlled, walking robot in the world.
The robots, which are about half a millimeter wide each, are made out of a malleable shape-memory alloy that can be deformed and returned to its original shape using heat, according to the report published Wednesday in Science Robotics.
The official Instagram account of Guinness World Records has posted a video of 100 humanoid robots performing a synchronized cheerleading routine at a baseball game in Japan.
Robot cheer team: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world are not permitted to enter stadiums for sports events. Because athletes are missing the adrenaline rush of applauding audiences, a Japanese robotics company created an artificial cheer team of robots, reported Asianet News.
In a bid to minimize person-to-person interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, a burger joint in South Korea is replacing human staffers with robot servers.
Convenience stores in Japan are now deploying remote-controlled robots that can stock empty shelves with bottled drinks and other items.
Adidas will abandon its robot-staffed factories in the U.S. and Germany, moving some of the technology to Asia starting later this year.
Come June, Andrew Yang will be talking about the threat of automation on the American workforce in the first Democratic primary debate.
Earlier this week, Yang surpassed the fundraising threshold of 65,000 donors, qualifying him to participate in the debate.
Multiple singles participating in a recent speed-dating party in Japan were able to find their match with the help of some robot assistants.
Technology firm Sharp and media company Cyber Agent reportedly came up with the dating solution for those who are inexperienced or unconfident in talking to new people.
A group composed of China’s brightest students will soon begin their training to build weapons that harness artificial intelligence.
The students, aged 18 and below, were selected from a pool of more than 5,000 candidates for the four-year “experimental program for intelligent weapons systems” at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).
A special force of robot police was deployed in Beijing to assist human officers and ensure public safety during the National Holiday Week in China.
The robots, which stood slightly shorter than most adults, were equipped with a camera, speakers, warning lights, and wheels that allowed them to “walk” around.
Yellow robots equipped with cameras, GPS, and a radar are being called the future of logistics in China.
The robots, about the size of a small washing machine, have been making deliveries in parts of Beijing — from snacks to clothes to electronics.
Japanese netizens are in awe of a futuristic restaurant in China which appears to be completely run by robots.
A video shared by Twitter user Shao on Saturday features a fully automated Chinese restaurant without any human worker assisting customers.