Robotics in the Second Machine Age
We are entering an age of robots that are infiltrating many areas of work and life in general. This department is following the development of robotics in this new machine age.
Robotic crabs help researchers understand the importance of tempo during mating.
This tiny ‘robot’ can walk, jump, roll and even swim – and could be used for a whole range of medical applications.
The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery, microassembly and micromanipulation. Because of their high precision and speed, Delta robots are deployed in many industrial processes, including pick-and-place assemblies, machining, welding and food packaging.
Novel approach lays groundwork for using 3D printing to repair tissue in the body.
Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking miniaturization to the next level. Researchers are creating electronic components so tiny they can’t be seen with the naked eye.
UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics.
The future of weeding is here, and it comes in the form of a robot.
Surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital have long sought a better solution for long-gap esophageal atresia, a rare birth defect in which part of the esophagus is missing. The current state-of-the art operation, called the Foker process, uses sutures anchored to children’s backs to gradually pull the unjoined ends of esophagus until they’re long enough to be stitched together.
In the basement of the Engineering Center at CU Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots.
It has been decades in the making, but humanoid technology has certainly made significant advancements toward creation of androids – robots with human-like features and capabilities.
Robotics Department Head