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Meet the badass cyborg stingray that is actually powered by a rat’s heart

Thanks to recent technological advancements, bio-inspired robotics is currently taking the world by storm. Last year, for instance, we talked about Pleurobot, an amazingly versatile robot that mimics the movements of a salamander. Around the same time, a team of South Korean scientists created an innovative robotic insect that behaves similar to actual water striders.…



Soft tissue surgery performed by autonomous robots found to be more efficient than conventional surgical techniques

Researchers at Washington DC-based Children's National Health System have made great strides in robotic surgery. For the first time ever, the team from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation has successfully conducted autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery on a living subject in a standard open surgical setting. According to them, such an approach is…


Incredibly elastic luminescent display could pave the way for mood-sensitive robots

Scientists from Cornell University have designed an incredibly elastic electroluminescent display that could pave the way for innovative mood-sensitive robots. The versatile “skin”, according to the researchers, is capable of displaying patient’s pulse and temperature, while also reacting to his or her mood. The breakthrough, the team believes, could result in significant advances in the…