Manchester Experts Designing AI Robots To Work In Most Extreme Places

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Investigating the flashover effects of a shielded drone in The University of Manchester high voltage lab. (The University of Manchester/Newsflash)

Manchester University experts are designing AI-powered robots to work in some of the most hazardous places on Earth and outer space. Manchester researchers have been advising government and energy sector…

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Scientists Create Fish-Shaped Robots To Absorb Microplastics

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A light-activated fish-shaped robot collects microplastics as it swims (scale bar is 10 mm). (Adapted from Nano Letters 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c01375/Newsflash)

Scientists have created fish-shaped robots to swim around and collect microplastics from the oceans’ nooks and crannies. Microplastics, tiny plastic particles that can be harmful to marine animals when ingested,…

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Tiny Bots Could Deep Clean Teeth, Say Experts

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Left: Nanobots entering a dentinal tubule. Centre top and bottom: Schematic representation and electron microscope image of nanobot moving through dentinal tubule to reach bacterial colony. Right: How locally induced heat from nanobot can kill bacteria. Live bacteria are green and dead bacteria are red. Bottom right shows band where targeted treatment has been done in human teeth. (Theranautilus/Newsflash)

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside teeth to ensure the success of root canal treatments after the living tissue has been removed. Root…

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