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Created a robot that conveys emotions while reading
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Created a robot that conveys emotions while reading

Scientists from the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems of the University of Tsukuba (Japan) have developed a robot assistant for reading text messages. It can help users control their mood when reading upsetting news. This device will improve social interactions as we move towards a world that increasingly uses digital communications. An emoticon in...
The world’s first artificial hand provides a sense of touch and can be easily removed during the day
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The world’s first artificial hand provides a sense of touch and can be easily removed during the day

A unique prosthesis helps amputees regain hand function after losing a limb. Interesting Engineering spoke with CEO Tyler Hayes of startup Atom Limbs. He is now developing “the world’s first truly artificial human hand.” We are talking about the model Atom Touch. In an interview, Hayes explained how the Atom Touch works and what makes...
Researchers will teach robots to cooperate with each other, like ants do
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Researchers will teach robots to cooperate with each other, like ants do

A new study explains how ant rafts can transform: shrink, expand, or grow into long, proboscis-like protrusions. The scientists’ findings could help develop robots that work together in “swarms” or next-generation materials in which molecules migrate to fix defects. “The origins of this behavior are quite simple to explain. Lonely ants are not as smart...
Insect robots have appeared that jump on sand, water and squeeze into any place
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Insect robots have appeared that jump on sand, water and squeeze into any place

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created tiny robots that look like insects. They can perform tasks in hard-to-reach places. University of Pittsburgh engineers have created insect robots that can take pictures from hard-to-reach places, take water samples, or perform structural assessments. In any place where there is physically limited access, where people cannot...
Watch the world’s first hydraulic multicopter test
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Watch the world’s first hydraulic multicopter test

Flowcopter begins flight testing of the world’s first hydraulically powered unmanned aerial vehicle. Edinburgh-based startup Flowcopter has created cargo unmanned aerial vehicles. They run on certified internal combustion engines. Displacement pumps put them into operation – they distribute and regulate the hydraulic flow to balance the drone in flight. Multicopters can lift heavy loads and...
Robots are replacing people and this leads to an increase in mortality among adults
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Robots are replacing people and this leads to an increase in mortality among adults

A new study has found that manufacturing automation in the US is contributing to higher deaths among working-age adults in America. When robots replace people in factories, people die, according to a new study by researchers at Yale and Pennsylvania Universities. Scientists have found evidence of a causal relationship between automation and an increase in...
NASA postponed the flight around the Moon as part of the Artemis program for April-May
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NASA postponed the flight around the Moon as part of the Artemis program for April-May

In August last year, NASA Inspector General Paul Martin said that the landing of astronauts on the Moon in 2024 is not possible due, in particular, to delays in the development of spacesuits. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is postponing the planned March flight of the Orion spacecraft around the Moon as part...