Robotic gripper soft enough to change light bulbs without breaking them

How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb?

The answer: just one, assuming you’re talking about a new robotic gripper developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego.

The engineering team has designed and built a gripper that can pick up and manipulate objects without needing to see them and needing to be trained.  Continue reading Robotic gripper soft enough to change light bulbs without breaking them

Tiny nanobots swim through blood stream to deliver medicine

Tiny nano robots less than 5 millionths of a metre long can swim through human veins to deliver medicine to a targeted area. 

The nanobots have two arms and is said to swim in a “freestyle” stroke, or front crawl, when guided with magnets. They have three main parts, and are said to be approximately the size of a single blood cell.

The super-small machine was built by Joseph Wang and his colleagues at the University of California at San Diego. Co-workers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and the Israel Institute of Technology were also involved.  Continue reading Tiny nanobots swim through blood stream to deliver medicine