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Brainwave controlled hand-exoskeleton

Scientists from the EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) are developing a lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton that can be controlled with brainwaves. The device is said to enhance ...




Stronger parts with plated 3D-printed plastic parts

Proto Labs, the leading provider of technology-enabled, rapid manufacturing solutions, announces the extension of its in-house 3D-printing capabilities with the inclusion of specialist plating ...


VR allows scientists to 'walk through' brains

Scientists from the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering and the University of Geneva have developed virtual reality (VR) technology that lets them walk through images created by powerful ...






Cobot developed to maintain Ocado warehouses

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid collaborative robot (cobot) that will eventually assist maintenance workers in its three highly automated UK warehouses.



Research into self-regenerative materials

A consortium of seven universities, has received a grant of £2.7m to undertake ground-breaking research into manufacturing materials which have the ability to self-heal or regenerate.



Inclusivity for UK manufacturing

Manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, is launching an Inclusivity campaign, backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, ...





Fully autonomous helicopter

Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully carried out multiple test flights of an autonomous helicopter system developed under the US Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility ...



Keeping the Polar Express running

Since the dawn of steam, Santa has relied on the Polar Express for essential logistics around his festive distribution centre at the North Pole. It performs a vital role moving presents, wrapping ...






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Ocado’s cobots

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid ...