Latest robotics publications

Research finds medical bots vulnerable to hacks during surgery

Researchers at Seattle’s University of Washington have shown how easy it is to hack medical robots assisting in surgery. The robotics team found numerous security vulnerabilities in tele-operated machines which are expected to eventually replace human surgeons in hospital environments. Tele-surgery has been a popular practice for doctors since the first successful gall bladder operation… Read More

Robot head ‘Han’ can read and react to facial expressions

Han the humanoid robot, who can imitate human facial expressions, made an appearance last weekend at an electronics and robotics fair in Hong Kong. The robot head, created by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, greeted delegates and was able to hold small conversations with the crowds. Via a mobile app, an operator controls Han’s 40 motors to create… Read More

New £1.25mn drone lab to place UK at forefront of aerial robotics research

The UK’s efforts in next-generation drone research and development have been bolstered by a proposed £1.25mn robotics testing lab at the Imperial College of London. The Brahmal Vasudevan aerial robotics centre will be a two-storey extension on top of Imperial College’s City and Guilds building located in South Kensington. The lab will provide test facilities… Read More

Cloud computing ranks highest in investor confidence survey

Confidence among venture capital investors is stronger than ever in the technology sector, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Deloitte. The results of the 10th annual Global Venture Capital Confidence survey were released today, and revealed that investors are increasingly attracted to growth sectors in the digital world,… Read More