ManufacturingBuilding the Second Machine Age
Manufacturing The Age of Robots
Manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing are revolutionising the way we produce things. Automation continues from the first to the second machine age to transform the way we work. This department tracks the development of manufacturing technology and the impact it is having on our economy and society.
Electrical and computer engineers have discovered a way to create an optics-less camera in which a regular pane of glass or any see-through window can become the lens.
Scientists report they have successfully developed and tested the world’s first ultrathin artificial retina that could vastly improve on existing implantable visualization technology for the blind.
Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to plain objects, like water bottles, walls or doors, and turn them into ‘smart’ Internet of Things devices.
Scientists have used advanced additive manufacturing technology to create ‘smart’ machine components that alert users when they are damaged or worn.
Researchers have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like grid, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks.
An ultrafast laser-blasted glass doped with rare earth erbium ions to produce a material used in integrated optical circuits.
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.
Scientists have developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and send the results in real time to an electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology. The advance could lead to cheaper, faster and portable biosensors for early detection of genetic markers for diseases such as cancer.
HKU Engineering and Medicine collaborate and develop a real-time ultraflexible sensor that makes inflammation testing and curing 30 times faster
Researchers have developed a real-time ultraflexible sensor that makes inflammation testing and curing 30 times faster.
Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) can be printed on gelatin and other soft materials.
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