China’s new robotic arms are proving a boon for its advances in space. Photo: Xinhua

China’s latest robots move so smoothly scientists dubbed them ‘zero gravity’

  • Robotic arm that makes heavy lifting easier can enhance and speed up bespoke projects such as building satellites, researchers say
  • Use of robots is speeding up construction of China’s BeiDou global positioning system, researchers say
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China’s new robotic arms are proving a boon for its advances in space. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese researchers have created a “bubble bot” which can be directed by a laser to perform intricate microscopic tasks, including fitting together different shapes of artificial tissue, like a jigsaw puzzle. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

China scientists’ bubble breakthrough creates micro ‘robot’ for tiny tasks

  • The technology is still in its infancy but could one day make complex processes like cloning easier and more affordable
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Chinese researchers have created a “bubble bot” which can be directed by a laser to perform intricate microscopic tasks, including fitting together different shapes of artificial tissue, like a jigsaw puzzle. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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