Robotics

3D Lidar Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances With Wide Angle of View

3D Lidar Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances With Wide Angle of View

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:12 | Panasonic’s new 3D LiDAR enables variable detection settings for viewing angles and scanning speed. This new product contributes to the wide-spread use of autonomous robots that navigate inside or outside facilities with moving objects, including people. Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a 3D LiDAR [1] sensor […]

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

By Jeannie Kever | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:25| A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The […]

Self-Folding Electronics Could Enable Advanced Robotics

Self-Folding Electronics Could Enable Advanced Robotics

By Larry Hardesty | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:13 | MIT News | Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water. As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water. In […]

Root Robotics, an Educational Startup to Get Anyone Coding

Root Robotics, an Educational Startup to Get Anyone Coding

By Benjamin Boettner | Aug 9, 2017 @ 18:44 |  The new company will commercialize Root ⎯ an interactive robot that introduces coding to children and provides a path for continuous engagement to career-based coding languages. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its educational robot, Root, will be commercialized […]

Human versus Robots in the Discovery and Crystallization of Gigantic

Human versus Robots in the Discovery and Crystallization of Gigantic

Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:52 | Who is the better experimentalist, a human or a robot? When it comes to exploring synthetic and crystallization conditions for inorganic gigantic molecules, actively learning machines are clearly ahead, as demonstrated by British Scientists in an experiment with polyoxometalates published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Polyoxometalates form through self-assembly […]

Artificial Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel Like we Do

Artificial Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel Like we Do

By Joe Dodgshun | Aug 1, 2017 @ 05:50 | Artificial skin with post-human sensing capabilities, and a better understanding of skin tissue, could pave the way for robots that can feel, smart-transplants and even cyborgs. Few people would immediately recognise the skin as our bodies’ largest organ, but the adult human has on average two square […]

Smart Hanging Robot Keeps People Walking During Rehab

Smart Hanging Robot Keeps People Walking During Rehab

Jul 28, 2017 @ 17:45 | A mobile harness suspended from the ceiling is now equipped with intelligent motion analysis for tailored walking rehabilitation in people suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological disorders affecting gait. Scientists from NCCR Robotics at EPFL and at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) developed an algorithm that […]

Robotic Suit Promotes Normal Walking in Stroke Patients

Robotic Suit Promotes Normal Walking in Stroke Patients

By Benjamin Boettner | Jul 28, 2017 @ 13:39 | A soft wearable robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients, opening new approaches to gait re-training and rehabilitation. Upright walking on two legs is a defining trait in humans, enabling them to move very efficiently throughout their environment. This can all change in the blink […]