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Workplace Robots Need a Better View
Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks says a new generation of industrial robots could be enabled by better machine vision. Read more at Technology Review.
Safer Robots Will Improve Manufacturing
Robots have been considered too unpredictable and dangerous to work alongside humans in factories. Advances in artificial sensing and motion could change that. Read more at Technology Review.
Herding Swarms of Microrobots
Tiny robots self-assemble with a single command. Read more at Technology Review.
The First Fully Stretchable OLED
UCLA device is a step toward video displays and phones that could swell or shrink. Read more at Technology Review.
Stretched Nerve ‘Bridges’ Trigger Repair
Researchers have shown that artificially stretched nerve “bridges” can guide the natural regrowth of damaged nerve tissue in rats. This technique may eventually provide an effective treatment for people who suffer nerve damage as a result of injury or surgery. Read more at Technology Review.