An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential, say the UNSW researchers who developed it.
Associate Professor Guozhen Liu has been recognised for breakthroughs in individualised treatment for autoimmune diseases and cancer.
UNSW engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment applications.
A functioning bionic eye is a step closer to reality after the federal government awarded $42 million in funding to a consortium including leading UNSW researchers.
A prototype bionic eye developed at UNSW could be ready for human trials by 2012 following the announcement of a national research collaboration.