Les robots, de la science-fiction aux tâches domestiques

 Habituellement réservés au film de science-fiction type Star Wars ou encore Blade Runner, les robots s’imposent progressivement dans l’imaginaire collectif comme une alternative intéressante aux tâches du quotidien. Accueillir les clients, soulever des charges lourdes ou encore apprendre à distance, voici toutes les options que peuvent offrir les robots d’aujourd’hui. Les robots, de la science-fiction … [Read more…]

Phoenix99 Bionic Eye to Begin Human Trials

Scientists at the University of New South Wales want to begin human trials of the Phoenix99, a fully implantable bionic eye that has the world’s first neural stimulation technology. The scientists want to implant the Phoenix99 bionic eye in 12 patients over the next two years. Phoenix99 Bionic Eye to Begin Human Trials

Adjusting production processes in real time

Industry 4.0 requires comprehensive data collection in order to control highly automated process sequences in complex production environments. One example is the cultivation of living cells. But digitalizing and networking biotech production equipment is a huge challenge: relevant standards have yet to be established, and biology has a dynamic all its own. Using fully automated … [Read more…]

NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm precision

Inside a massive clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. Unlike other space telescope mirrors, this one must be pieced together from segments using a high-precision robotic arm. NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm … [Read more…]

How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries

UCLA is using an industrial robot arm from KUKA Robotics to simulate the extreme forces athletes’ knees endure, shedding new light on how the knee works, how it gets injured and how best to repair it. How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries