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Researchers Team With Tech Firms on Grid-Tied Energy Storage
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Researchers Team With Tech Firms on Grid-Tied Energy Storage

A U.S. Department of Energy grant pairs two Binghamton University professors with two tech firms trying to better capture and store the electric power generated...

Team Builds Living Robots That Automatically Design New Machines in Simulation
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Team Builds Living Robots That Automatically Design New Machines in Simulation

A team of scientists has repurposed living cells and assembled them into new life-forms, millimeter-wide biological machines can move toward a target and heal themselves...

Tackling the Pangenomics Computing Challenge
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Tackling the Pangenomics Computing Challenge

Christopher Batten at Cornell University is leading the Panorama project, a five-year, $5 million effort to create the first integrated rack scale acceleration...

Apple's Original Computer Fetches $500,000 at U.S. Auction
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Apple's Original Computer Fetches $500,000 at U.S. Auction

An original Apple computer built by firm co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in 1976 has fetched $500,000 at auction in the United States.

Roboticists Find Inspiration in Starfish Larva
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Roboticists Find Inspiration in Starfish Larva

Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a tiny robot that mimics the movement of a starfish larva.

Team's Process Enables Wash-and-Wear Biosensors
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Team's Process Enables Wash-and-Wear Biosensors

Researchers have developed a process that turns clothing fabric into biosensors which measure a muscle's electrical activity.

Giving Robots Social Skills
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Giving Robots Social Skills

MIT researchers have incorporated social interactions into a framework for robotics, enabling machines to estimate whether their actions will help or hinder another...

Works Well With Robots?
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Works Well With Robots?

University of Georgia professor Aaron Schecter has received two grants totaling nearly $2 million from the U.S. Army to study the interplay between human and robotic...

Firefighting Robots Go Autonomous
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Firefighting Robots Go Autonomous

The tradition-bound firefighting profession is poised for an influx of robotic assistants.

Surfer Robots Look and Move Like Water Bugs
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Surfer Robots Look and Move Like Water Bugs

Hassan Masoud and Mitch Timm at Michigan Technological University and a team of researchers have built a tiny, self-powered robot inspired by water-skimming insects...

Researchers Look to Put Living Cells on Transistor Chip
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Researchers Look to Put Living Cells on Transistor Chip

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are developing a transistor chip that harnesses the biological responses of living organisms to drive current...

Researchers Build Four-Legged Swarming Robots
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Researchers Build Four-Legged Swarming Robots

Researchers built multi-legged robots that can maneuver in challenging environments and accomplish complex tasks that are not achievable by individual robots.

Teams Develop Code, Win $535,000 in Space Robotics Challenge
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Teams Develop Code, Win $535,000 in Space Robotics Challenge

NASA has awarded a total of $535,000 to seven teams that competed in the agency's Space Robotics Challenge. The teams developed code to help advance state-of-the...

Compact Amplifier Could Reset Optical Communication
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Compact Amplifier Could Reset Optical Communication

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated an optical amplifier that offers high performance, is compact enough to integrate into a chip...

Now We're Cooking With Lasers
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Now We're Cooking With Lasers

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have digitized food creation and cooking processes, using 3D printing technology to tailor food shape and texture and lasers...

Robots Readily Adopted In the Aging Workplace, Study Finds
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Robots Readily Adopted In the Aging Workplace, Study Finds

Robots are more widely adopted in places with notably older workers, filling gaps created by a shortage of middle-aged workers in manual production tasks, according...

Robotic 'White Cane' Adds 3D Camera for Navigation Support
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Robotic 'White Cane' Adds 3D Camera for Navigation Support

Researchers equipped a robotic "white cane" with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and an on-board computer to assist blind and visually impaired...

Molecular Device Can Be Reconfigured for Different Computational Tasks
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Molecular Device Can Be Reconfigured for Different Computational Tasks

Researchers have described a molecular device that can be reconfigured multiple times and on the fly for different computational tasks.

Researchers' Nano-Optical Analog Processor Performs Mathematical Operations
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Researchers' Nano-Optical Analog Processor Performs Mathematical Operations

Researchers are exploring the development of a nanophotonic analog processor capable of solving partial differential equations.

Robots and AI Help Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop
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Robots and AI Help Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Researchers at Cornell University are using robotics and AI technology to identify grape plants infected with a damaging fungus that attacks wine grapes and other...
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