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New Metal for Next-G Soft Robots

Breakthrough New Material from National University of Singapore Next Generation of Soft, Conductive Robots An innovative, new metallic material that bends, folds and stretches has just been unveiled by inventors at the National University of Singapore.  Experts say this material is so innovative it could lead to a next generation of soft conductive robots. Singapore Innovation The team at NUS developed a new process called "graphene oxide-enabled templating synthesis".  They take paper, soak it in graphene oxide, dip it in metallic ions and burn it twice.  The result is a thin metal layer that can stretch, bend and fold.  It can withstand high temperatures, remain electrically conductive and function as an antenna for wireless devices. De-icing Robots The inventors say the new metal's properties could allow robots made with a backbone of the material to operate in hazardous conditions and de-ice themselves if necessary.  For a free listen to my audi

Very Smart Microrobots

Tiny, Elastic Microrobots to Deliver Targeted Drug Therapies Source:  EPFL Breakthrough Robotic Innovation from Switzerland Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and ETH Zurich have developed very smart, highly flexible microrobots.  They can change shape depending on their surroundings . For Targeted Drug Therapy Delivery The tiny robots are modeled on microorganisms like bacteria that change shape as their surrounding conditions change.  They are fully biocompatible.  The bots optimize their movements in order to get to hard to reach places in the human body.  They're thought to have the potential to revolutionize targeted drug delivery. Nanocomposites and Nanoparticles The bots are made of hydrogel nanocomposites.  They contain magnetic nanoparticles allowing them to be controlled by an electromagnetic field.  They are so tiny and flexible they're able to swim through narrow blood vessels, arrive at the target and deliver drug thera

Important Innovations Collection: World's 1st Flexible, Bendable Smartphone

Royole's FlexPai  Smart Phone - Tablet Just Debuted at CE S Source:  Royole FlexPai Not Your Old Cell This tech just debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  It's the world's first flexible, bendable, foldable smartphone and tablet from California based company Royole.  It's a tablet and smartphone in one. It's called FlexPai and it's a fascinating example of innovation.  For  a news blog on this go to Important Innovations Collection: World's 1st Flexible, Bendable Smartphone : FlexPai Telephonic Innovation Source:  Royole FlexPai Tablet and Phone In One The world's first, flexible, bendable, foldabl...