A team of researchers at Ritsumeikan University in Japan has developed miniature robotic fingers with the goal of interacting with insects through touch. The idea is to “touch” them without harming them, and at the same time collect data on their behavior. The researchers say systems such as microrobots can be used to measure the strength they exhibit in activities such as fighting or walking, but argue that these are not direct interactions.🇧🇷 The team aims to develop very smooth fingers for human interaction at a scale never before possible.
And speaking of inaccessible scales, they even say that the microscopic world can be observed through the instruments of a microscope, but it is very difficult to interact when necessary. You microrobots and microsensors have been a step taken to measure insects and their behavior. The new technology involves different reactions, the result of direct interaction with insects..
As noted in a study published in Scientific reportslittle fingers made of flexible liquid metal, with tension sensors. To simulate a muscle in the hand, a soft pneumatic balloon is used, which allows you to control your fingers. On the human side, there is a rubber glove that allows you to make contact with your “micro hand”, which allows you to safely interact with insects or microscopic objects.
In the first tests, the robotic arm was tested to evaluate the reactive power of an insect known as woodlice, namely its legs pushing it. And the force calculation was 10 mN, values previously estimated by the sensors used. One of the researchers, Professor Konishi, says that robotic fingers allow direct measurement of leg and torso strength independent of the insect, which has not been possible until now.
The researchers also say the technology could be used in augmented reality applications to interact with the environment on a microscopic scale.
About site SamMobile believes that the new component for digital printing could be Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max, the most advanced in the world for this kind of task. It is generally ten times faster than the 2nd generation 3D Sonic found in Galaxy S21 Ultra and S22 Ultra. The part should also have five times better accuracy and can scan a 20mm x 30mm area, allowing up to two fingers to be used at the same time for greater security.
Qualcomm’s new scanner can be enrolled with just one touch, meaning it will no longer be necessary to position the finger in various ways on the reader until it is fully captured, which will also save user time. However, it is worth remembering that none of this information has been confirmed by Samsung.
Other rumors raised by the publication also indicate that the Galaxy S23 may have a processor. Snapdragon 8 Generation 2 and a Super AMOLED E6 LTPO 3.0 type screen, one of the most advanced to date. I would still count on the unpublished WiFi 7which tends to be more stable and faster than the previous one, and a 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor, but only in the “Ultra” version of the device.
One published report In early October, it was indicated that the Galaxy S23 Ultra, due in 2023, could have a 5,000mAh battery and up to 12GB of RAM.
The Epic Games Store has already established a tradition Give away free games every Thursdaybut it looks like the platform is creating an even more interesting new culture by running daily giveaways during the Christmas period, as it has done for the past three years.
Although the platform has yet to confirm that it intends to repeat the dose, the leak seems to have finally rekindled fans’ hopes.
According to Dealabs user billbil-kun, who has repeatedly correctly reported free games from the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass, the Epic Games Store repeat last year’s feat by hosting daily free games in the run-up to Christmas.
In 2019, the Epic Games Store gave away 12 games before Christmas, and in 2020 and 2021, 15 free games were given away during that period.
When asked about the possibility of distribution of a new wave of games this year, Billbil-kun said that the offer will be valid from December 15 to January 10, 2023.
It’s worth noting that the platform started giving away Star Wars: Squadrons this week, but given the games distributed over the Christmas period in previous years, it looks like we’re in for some big surprises.
Despite the credibility of the source of information, we must treat this information as a rumor until it is officially confirmed.
What games would you like Epic to distribute this Christmas?