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July 25, 2016
ROBO SPACE
Minimalist swimming microrobots
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2016
When scaling down robots to the micrometer scale for tiny tasks such as incising tissue and puncturing retinal veins, minimalism is key. To make smaller, simpler microrobots, researchers at Drexel University have developed a fabrication method which utilizes the minimum geometric requirements for fluid motion - consisting of just two conjoined microparticles coated with bits of magnetic debris. When a microrobot is exposed to an external magnetic field - the offboard power source, given the diffic ... read more

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ROBO SPACE

Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes
Soft robots do a lot of things well but they're not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer - the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2.5 tons of gear and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit, NASA said. ... more
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China's Midea snares near-86 percent stake in Germany's Kuka
Chinese appliance giant Midea said Wednesday it has secured almost 86 percent of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, giving it overwhelming control despite controversy in Europe over its multi-billion-euro offer. ... more


TECH SPACE

Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build "biohybrid" robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach. ... more

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ROBO SPACE

Researchers design minimalist microrobots for tiny tasks
For precise, straightforward tasks, unnecessary complexity is the enemy. That's why scientists at Drexel University are working to design smaller, simpler microrobots. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robot would assemble modular telescope - in space
Enhancing astronomers' ability to peer ever more deeply into the cosmos may hinge on developing larger space-based telescopes. A new concept in space telescope design makes use of a modular structur ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China says S. Korea damaged 'mutual trust'

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China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Top Teams' Automated Cybersecurity Systems Preparing for Final Face-off

GPS jamming: Keeping ships on the 'strait' and narrow

Commission approves acquisition of Arianespace by ASL, subject to conditions

ROBO SPACE

U.S. and U.K. to study robotic troop re-supply
The United Kingdom and the United States announced a program Thursday to speed up development of robotic and autonomous systems that can resupply troops in tough environments. ... more
ROBO SPACE

The debut of a robotic stingray, powered by light-activated rat cells
Researchers have created a robotic mimic of a stingray that's powered and guided by light-sensitive rat heart cells. The work exhibits a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of tissu ... more
EARLY EARTH

Recreating ancient vertebrate's first step on dry land
Could a tail have allowed ancient vertebrates to make the transition from water to land? Reporting in Science today, researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Cle ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Robot helps study how first land animals moved 360 million years ago
When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That's ... more
ROBO SPACE

On the path toward molecular robots
Researchers are working on mimicking cellular systems to develop molecular motors that can move or even deliver drugs to target tissues. Engineering such motors may ultimately lead to molecular robo ... more
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Commission approves acquisition of Arianespace by ASL, subject to conditions

ROBO SPACE

Chinese firm Midea gets over 50% of Germany's Kuka
Chinese appliance giant Midea has secured majority control in German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, it said Thursday, with a multi-billion-euro offer that stoked controversy in Europe. ... more
ROBO SPACE

China's Midea moves step closer to acquiring German robotics firm Kuka
Chinese appliances giant Midea moved a step closer to fulfilling its ambition to acquire German industrial robotics firm Kuka with a deal raising its stake to more than 35 percent. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry
Computer technology has become integral to the learning process. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, at the end of the last decade, some 97 percent of U.S. teachers had one or ... more
ROBO SPACE

Scientists unveil light-powered molecular motors
New light-powered molecular motors designed by researchers in Japan repeatedly bend and unbend. Scientists say the development moves them one step closer to their goal of developing molecular robots capable of executing complex tasks. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Google buys French startup that helps machines see
Google on Wednesday announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognize whatever they are aimed at. ... more

ROBO SPACE

China's Midea buys nearly half of German robotics firm Kuka
Chinese appliances giant Midea moved a step closer to fulfilling its ambition to acquire German industrial robotics firm Kuka with two weekend deals raising its stake to nearly a majority. ... more
ROBO SPACE

'Squishy' motors and wheels give soft robots a new ride
A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disa ... more
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IRON AND ICE

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MARSDAILY

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ROBO SPACE

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ROBO SPACE

Robotic motion planning in real-time

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ROBO SPACE

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ROBO SPACE

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China's Midea begins takeover bid for German robotics firm

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Scientists use underwater robots to study India's monsoon

Johns Hopkins team makes hobby drones crash to expose design flaws

Robots to provide a steadying hand at the right time

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German minister wants EU to curb foreign investors

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Flight of the RoboBee

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