Robotics

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 […]

From Flying Warehouses to Robot Toilets – Five Technologies that Could Shape the Future

From Flying Warehouses to Robot Toilets – Five Technologies that Could Shape the Future

Jul 27, 2017 @ 09:52 | Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of a possible reality? Technology has been evolving at such a rapid pace that, in the near future, our world may well resemble that portrayed in futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, with intelligent […]

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

By Adam Conner-Simons | Jul 27, 2017 @ 08:11 | MIT News | MIT student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, demonstrates the InstantCAD allows manufacturers to simulate, optimize CAD designs in real-time. Almost every object we use is developed with computer-aided design (CAD). Ironically, while CAD programs are good for creating designs, using them […]

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:11 | An international group of researchers developed a technique that results in more accurate 3-D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists. The innovative method combines robotics and water. “Using a robotic arm to immerse an object on an axis at various angles, and measuring the volume displacement […]