Robotics

A robot that draws circuits with conductive ink to survive

Recent technological advancements have paved the way for the creation of increasingly sophisticated robotic systems designed to autonomously complete missions in different familiar and unfamiliar environments. Robots meant ...

Hardware

Superconducting hardware could scale up brain-inspired computing

Scientists have long looked to the brain as an inspiration for designing computing systems. Some researchers have recently gone even further by making computer hardware with a brain-like structure. These "neuromorphic chips" ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Disposable electronics on a simple sheet of paper

Discarded electronic devices, such as cell phones, are a fast-growing source of waste. One way to mitigate the problem could be to use components that are made with renewable resources and that are easy to dispose of responsibly. ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Bio-inspired localization system slashes power consumption

Inspired by barn owls, researchers have developed an innovative localization system that combines state-of-the-art sensors with a neuromorphic computational map based on resistive random-access memory (RRAM).

Electronics & Semiconductors

Reduced power consumption in semiconductor devices

Stepping stones are placed to help travelers to cross streams. As long as there are stepping stones that connect both sides of the water, one can easily get across with just a few steps. Using the same principle, a research ...

Engineering

Sensing pressure using paper

Several industrial, automotive and health care applications rely on accurate and precise measurement of pressure. Flexible and wearable pressure sensors are typically fabricated using petroleum-based polymers. The solid waste ...

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