An octopus robot will be sent in rescue missions.
Scientists Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Italians from working on building a flexible robot inspired by octopus body composition and intended to carry out actions to rescue the aquatic environment.
For now, engineers have developed a robotic arm covered with soft silicone rubber, equipped with suction cups that are placed under tactile sensors; arm is able to grasp objects, but also to alter the thickness and length as needed, for example to thin for aa sneak through narrow spaces, just as do octopus.
Creating arm is part of a more complex project, worth USD 13 million aimed at building an artificial creatures that can save people immobilized underwater. Italian engineers think of a robotic arm octopus 8, to be ready by the end of this year.
It is the first robot with flexible and soft body (under the so-called soft-bodied robots) able to grasp, retain and manipulate objects – a technology that represents a major step forward in the field of robotics and pave the way for many uses, for example in medicine, the creation of more efficient endoscopes.
Demonstration of accuracy: a robot peel a grape.
Specialists in Urology at Southmead Hospital in the UK have released a video that proves the incredible precision surgical robots that are able to use in prostate operations. In the demonstration, medical robot manages to carry out an operation impossible for a man: peeling a grape.
The robot has four arms that are controlled by a urologist who seeks entire operation in 3D on a nearby console. One arm of the 4 contains an endoscopic camera with 2 lenses, providing a stereo perspective on the operated area. To peel the grape, fruit gather robot with an arm, while the other two pull peel the grapes.
The sophisticated device, called da Vinci, worth 1.5 million pounds. Worldwide there are only 1,032 of these surgical robots.
“This robot has revolutionized the way we treat prostate cancer. We hope that soon we can use for other types of operations,” said David Gillatt, chief urologist at Southmead Hospital.
“By demonstrating the accuracy of the robot, we hope to make public the progress made in the treatment of prostate cancer,” he concluded.
For a civilization of robots: a humanoid robot learns the internet!
A humanoid robot that “enriches its knowledge of the Internet and from other robots” and can “think, learn and act alone” was created by specialists from Hasegawa Lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The robot uses a “neural network self-replicators” (or SOINN – Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Network), which is an unsupervised learning method online.
The robot makes decisions based on his past experiences and knowledge according to which it has already accumulated.
For example, if the robot tell him that you want a cup of cold water, he realizes that after putting water in the cup, he can immediately put ice as it has “hands” filled with glass and glass . So you choose to put the bottle down and then put the ice in the glass.