Thursday, December 1

Tag: robotics

Soon, a swarm of tiny robots might clean your teeth and floss for you.
Innovation

Soon, a swarm of tiny robots might clean your teeth and floss for you.

Do you occasionally neglect to wash your teeth? Microbots might eventually do the task for you. According to a news statement issued by the University of Pennsylvania last month, a multidisciplinary team there has developed a novel automated method for brushing and flossing with robotics. The innovation may be especially helpful for people who lack the manual dexterity needed to adequately clean their teeth by hand. a lengthy, difficult procedure Hyun (Michel) Koo, a professor in the Department of Orthodontics and divisions of Community Oral Health and Pediatric Dentistry at Penn's School of Dental Medicine and co-corresponding author of the study, said in a statement, "Routine oral care is cumbersome and can pose challenges for many people, especially those who have trouble cleanin...
Tiny robots working in groups could look for signs of life on faraway planets.
News

Tiny robots working in groups could look for signs of life on faraway planets.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is working on making a group of robots that could one day be used to look for signs of life under the icy shells of Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus, according to a press release from the institution. The way we explore new planets now is by sending landers and rovers that look for signs of life near where they land. Even though these methods work well, they severely limit the probe's range and even the mission's goals if the probe ends up far from where it was meant to land. The NASA Ingenuity helicopter that went to Mars with the Perseverance Rover can scan the planet faster and farther and give the Rover information that helps it plan its missions. But in the future, NASA wants to send a lot of these kinds of friends to help u...