Nanyang Technological University

NTU develops Nadine, an affable humanoid robot with a personality of her own

Meet Nadine, an affable humanoid robot with soft supple skin, beautiful brunette hair and a personality of her own. Created by scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), this highly-social robot can hold conversations with people, smiling and shaking their hands while doing so. The automaton, modeled after its developer Professor Nadia Thalmann, can be…


Scientists successfully able to remotely control a ‘cyborg’ beetle in its flight

Studying the flights of insects is indeed tough, given the limitations of scientific procedures that can analyse such patterns within a natural environment. However, a collaborative effort from the researchers at University of California, Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has resulted in something better. The scientists have successfully been able to strap an electronic…


Singaporean scientists develop a transparent window that doubles as a self-charging battery

Thanks to rapid urbanization and technological advancement, skyscrapers and high-rise buildings are a common sight today. With this, however, comes the added costs of maintaining a building's cooling units. In truth, indoor cooling systems consume quite a sizeable amount of power. As a way of solving this problem, a group of Singaporean scientists, of the Nanyang Technological…


Scientists develop new Li-ion batteries that charge 20-times faster!

Is this the future of the next generation Li-ion battery technology? Well, a group of Singaporean researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) certainly believe, and we daresay - they have enough reason to do so. The technology in question entails a new improved Li-ion battery that can charge itself to 70 percent capacity in…