Mar 14, 2012

How Another NXT Aids Scientific Research

The idea isn't new to us but the uses are always interesting. Scientists at Cambridge University used LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots to automate the creation of artificial bone-like structures. Understandably, they report that NXT robots proved to be much easier to set up and vastly more economical than more high-tech solutions. Other Science Research entities have reported the same bonus this toolkit has provided over the years and its not over by a long-shot. Cambridge's NXT research aid is featured in this video for the 2012 Google Science Fair.

Christopher R. Smith
Littlehorn

5 comments:

Joraaver said...

That's pretty awesome.

This is a perfect example of how the Mindstorms NXT can easily automate dull and routine tasks that can result in human error. It is a good example for the Google Science Fair as well, showing how useful and practical the application of robots are in experiments.

I think my little brother might be doing the Google Science Fair next year, and I pretty sure he'll be using the Mindstorms NXT in his project; hopefully, I can help him in that aspect of his project.

Anyway, really cool and informative post!

Dexter Industries said...

This is very cool! We started making our sensors because we wanted to do things like this. Awesome!

Keano said...

Awesome application of the Mindstorms NXT in the real world !

Linus A. said...

Does anybody know which programming language has been used to program the robots?

Linus A. said...

My question has been answered as youtube-comment: They used NXT-G.

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