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Robot operates inside eye in world first

Surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the eye and restore sight – in a world first. A team at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital used the device, controlled via a joystick, to remove a membrane one hundredth of a millimetre thick. Patient Bill Beaver, 70, a curate in Oxford, said it was “a fairytale”. Surgeons hope the procedure will ... Read More »

RoBoHon Robot Mobile Goes on Sale in Japan

The world’s first robotic mobile phone RoBoHon, a pocket-size walking and dancing robot, started sale on Thursday in Japan. The human-shaped smartphone, developed by Japanese electronics company, Sharp and engineer Tomotaka Takahashi, inventor of the first robot astronaut ‘Kirobo’, went on sale with a base price of JPY 198,000 ($1,800 or roughly Rs. 1.21 lakhs), EFE news reported. To mark ... Read More »

Meet Liam the Apple Robot That Rips Apart iPhones for Recycling

Apple Inc on Monday unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart junked iPhones and recover valuable materials that can be recycled, such as silver and tungsten. The move is an attempt to address criticism that Apple’s products, while sleek and seamless in design, are so tightly constructed that their components can be difficult to disassemble, refurbish and reuse. ... Read More »

Rover: first step to human space programme to Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has high expectations for the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars and is certain of great science results, a lab engineer says. Torsten Zorn, a robotics engineer with JPL and a four-year veteran on the Curiosity project team, told Xinhua in an interview that the most interesting part of the venture could be learning ... Read More »