bio inspired robot

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

By Leah Burrows | Aug 2, 2017 @ 15:43 |   Bioinspired approach combines pop-up fabrication with soft robotics. Harvard University have developed a hybrid rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes with integrated sensing, flexibility, and multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body. However, […]

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 13, 2017 @ 18:17 | Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor detects fine motor movements by flexing with the body.  Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect […]

From Drinking Straws To Semi-Soft Robots

From Drinking Straws To Semi-Soft Robots

By Peter Reuell |  Jun 13, 2017 @ 19:03 | Harvard scientists have created a type of semi-soft Robot capable of walking, using simple materials such as drinking straws and inflatable tubing.  At the beginning of the decade, George Whitesides helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be with the development of biologically inspired […]

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

May 31, 2017 @ 20:06 |By Anne Trafton | MIT News | MIT researchers has developed a new surgical technique that could allow prosthetic limbs to feel more natural and Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs. A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. […]

BIKI: First Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone

BIKI: First Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone

May 29, 2017 @ 15:50 | BIKI is the most powerful, ecological and portable bionic wireless underwater Fish drone. BIKI is equipped with a camera that can Capture the most fantastic moments of your life. BIKI is the world’s first bionic underwater robofish. The BIKI is equipped with a camera that  can provide footage form […]

C-Turtle Robot Teaches Itself to Get Around

C-Turtle Robot Teaches Itself to Get Around

May 26, 2017 @ 15:03 | Arizona State University designed C-Turtle Robot  thats walks over sand and stones with a pair of orange flippers toward lumpy red buttes in the distance. This technology comes from collaboration between computer science, mechanical engineering and biology. It looks like the beginning of a Star Wars movie: a lone robot pushing itself […]

Shedding Light On How Humans Walk…With Robots

Shedding Light On How Humans Walk…With Robots

By Lindsay Brownell |  May 24, 2017 @ 20:19 Research on rehabilitation robots reveals that patients only modify their walking patterns if the robots interfere with gait stability, which could influence future clinical robotic design. Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it’s even harder for adults who are recovering from a […]