Category Archives: Robots

How Insect Droids Will Conquer Mars

robotic bees conquer mars

It’s an open secret that scientists tend to have a love-hate relationship with fiction. Not all fiction – less so the bodice-rippers or cozy thrillers that spill off the bookstore shelves – but one specific genre: science fiction. Sometimes known more prosaically as speculative fiction, this category of literature encompasses utopian/dystopian works, supernatural/superhero tropes, and [Read More…]

Cleanroom News: Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Last year, we dipped our corporate toes into the pool of industry analysis, tentatively creating articles that we thought might be of interest to our customers, partners, and the broader contamination control community. We expected that only a handful of readers would return week after week to see what scientific curiosity had caught the eye [Read More…]

Is IoT Tech the New Foot Soldier in Hand Hygiene Compliance?

Using hand sanitizer

The modern hospital is the most advanced locus of public healthcare ever seen. When state-of-the-art technology combines with cutting-edge medical techniques the result is a level of unparalleled excellence in patient care. From treating outpatient cuts and scratches to acute ICU care or open heart surgery, today’s medical professionals are more highly trained than ever [Read More…]

The Tentacles of Innovation – Is the Future of Robotics Going Soft?

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Octopuses are mysterious and frankly quite bizarre creatures. Invertebrates of the phylum Mollusca (molluscs) and the class Cephalopod, they are neurologically advanced aquatic animals which have existed since the Carboniferous era some 300 million years ago. And given that history, octopuses – and their close cousins the squid and the cuttlefish – have a long [Read More…]

Keeping our Hands on the Wheel – Should We Resist the Rise of the Robots?

Tesla Dashboard

Last week, in tracing the rise of the robot in the cleanroom, we looked back in time to the roots of automation in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century’s ‘Second Industrial Revolution.’ And it got us thinking. What could be the future of robots in the cleanroom? In controlled environments? In our everyday lives? Could they [Read More…]

I-Robot?

Cleanroom Robot

Our technological environment is a rapidly developing, always diversifying arena in which the only constants are growth and change. And this is nothing new. Although we consider our technological advances as being relatively recent – viz the growth of Silicon Valley and our entry into the Information Age – American history is replete with examples [Read More…]

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