Next Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, the tenth edition of the Peru with Science science fair will take place in La Muralla Park, in Lima.
During the event, organized by CONCYTEC and the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, universities, public research institutions and technology companies will present their scientific projects, among which robotic inventions stand out.
new robotic inventions
One of them will be theBionic Arm”, a robot hand that works as a prosthesis for people with disabilities and that has been designed by researchers from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
Along the same lines, the National University of Engineering (UNI) will present a low-volume robot hand prototype that can hold everyday objects of low weight (less than 0.5 kg) and low volume (less than 0.5 l).
UNI will also announce a hexapod robot that will carry out exploration tasks by taking images for the agricultural study. Later, its capabilities will be extended and it will be able to detect humidity levels, temperature, air composition and other key details.
SASPe, the seismic warning system
The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) will present the Peruvian Seismic Alert System (SASPe), which can be used from next year.
According to Dr. Hernando Tavera, president of the IGP, SASPe consists of a network of 106 sensors distributed along the Peruvian coast, from Tumbes to Tacana. Thus, “when it detects a high-magnitude earthquake, it emits a signal through radio waves to alert urban areas that have this coverage with a variable time in advance,” he explained.
Other research projects
The science fair will also bring other interesting science projects such as “From land to water: The evolutionary story of animals that turned their feet into flippers”, from the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).
Through the use of evolutionary trees, didactic illustrations, models and replicas of current fossils and skeletons, the fantastic evolutionary journey of animals that, from terrestrial ancestors, colonized aquatic environments and are now inhabitants of important marine and freshwater ecosystems of the world, will be shown. Peru.
Among other novelties, the Institute of the Sea of Peru (IMARPE) will present “Monitoring the Peruvian sea with autonomous underwater vehicles”. With this project, it seeks to obtain oceanographic information on temperature, salinity, oxygen, chlorophyll, up to 1,000 meters deep in almost real time.