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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Muscles Could Turn Back Body Clock by 2050

A new project will explore how artificial muscles could radically transform treatment options in the future and effectively turn back the body clock. emPOWER robotic muscles will be...

Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
The new design combines both pinch and power grips.

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Embedding Artificial Muscles into Soft Materials

Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft...

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to...

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands — in particular for amputees — that combines individual finger control and...

An electronic glove can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure,...

An energy harvester attached to the wearer’s knee can generate 1.6 μW of power while the wearer walks without any increase in effort. The energy is enough to power small electronics like health...

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Cane Improves Walking Stability

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have created a robotic device that provides "light-touch" assistance to the elderly or people with impaired mobility.

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An Army of Microrobots Can Wipe Out Dental Plaque

A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. What if, instead, a dentist could deploy a small...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia

Researchers have developed a non-invasive strategy that combines functional electrostimulation, a body weight support system, and a brain-machine interface for the rehabilitation of...

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects — just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care...

About a million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now NIBIB funded engineers have taught a robot the strategies needed to pick up food with a fork...

While trips and stumbles leading to falls can be common for amputees using leg prosthetics, a new robotic leg prosthesis being developed at Carnegie Mellon University promises to help users recover their...

Exoskeleton provides precise therapy while tracking data.

A team of engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton...

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