Robotics

A system to automatically detect and collect garbage

Numerous countries worldwide are currently facing major problems related to waste collection, particularly in urban areas, due to the large amount of waste generated daily by the population. Technology could play a significant ...

Robotics

Urban swarms for autonomous waste management

Researchers at MIT Media Lab, the University of Pisa, and Université Libre de Bruxelles have recently explored the feasibility of using swarm robotic systems for autonomous waste management. Their approach, outlined in a ...

Engineering

Researchers recycle CDs into flexible biosensors

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

Engineering

Closed-loop additive manufacturing fueled by upcycled plastic

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Tiny devices pave way for self-charging smart tech

Self-charging smartwatches and health trackers could be a step closer following the development of tiny mechanical devices powered by movement, a study suggests.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Boost for better batteries in consumer electronics

An international research team has moved closer to developing a more sustainable, rechargeable "organic" battery model by doubling its energy storage capability.

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