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cyborg-man-machine-interface-chemistry-biomedicine-engineering-lgKarlsruhe, Germany (SPX) Jan 14, 2014 – Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled “Chemie der Cyborgs – zur Verknupfung technischer Systeme mit Lebewesen” (The Chemistry of Cyborgs – Interfacing Technical Devices with Organisms), KI … more


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Electronic ‘mother’ watches over home
Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 06, 2014 – Resembling a Russian nesting doll, the pint-sized robotic device wants to be your “mother.” The electronic device with wireless connectivity can transform any object in the home into a smart one. It can detect unexpected activity at the front door, keep track of watering of plants, and even ensure family members take their medicine or brush their teeth. Designed by the French startup … more

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Wall-Crawling Gecko Robots Can Stick In Space Too
Paris (ESA) Jan 03, 2014 – Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, ESA has shown, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft. Robots crawling across spacecraft surfaces are a common sight in science fiction films from Silent Running to Wall-E. But, in reality, how might they stick in place while still remaining mobile? … more

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Robot herder brings the cows in for milking in Australia
Sydney (UPI) Nov 15, 2013 – A four-wheeled robot known as Rover has been successfully tested as a cattle herder in Australia, easily moving a herd from a field to a dairy, researchers say. The cows, accepting the presence of the robot, were not fazed by it and the herding process was calm and effective, a team from Sydney University said. University engineers adapted Rover from a robot already being used to … more