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No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:55 |  Wireless magnetic fields and actuator “muscles” allow folding robots to move without batteries The traditional Japanese art of origami transforms a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a very specific pattern of folds, creases, and crimps. Folding robots based on that principle have […]

Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

May 4, 2017 @ 17:18| The automated, robotic Drill can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new […]

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Apr 13, 2017 @ 15:23 |  Toyota launches a rental service for wearable robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation […]

A Hydraulic Drive High-Power Artificial Muscle

A Hydraulic Drive High-Power Artificial Muscle

Jan 28, 2017 @ 17:29 The high-power artificial muscle that was successfully developed is a kind of McKibben type artificial muscle. As part of the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) Tough Robotics Challenge (Program Manager: Satoshi Tadokoro), which is an initiative of the Cabinet Office Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, the […]

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

Jan 23, 2017 @ 02:40 A Harvard University’s team provided a wearable robot could lower energy expenditure in healthy people walking with a load on their back. Made of functional textiles, cable-based actuation and a biologically-inspired control system, the exosuit targets specific leg joints – instead of the full leg – and delivers assistance that […]

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Jan 22, 2017 @ 18:31 | By Leah Burrows Researchers have developed a soft robot that fits around a heart & helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for heart patient. Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening […]

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Dec 27, 2016 @ 18:28 |  The LUKE Arm (“Life Under Kinetic Evolution”) is the first commercially available FDA-approved robotic prosthetic arm. It is manufactured by Mobius Bionics LLC of Manchester, N.H.. The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the […]

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Nov 2, 2016 @ 22:26 | By John Toon (404-894-6986) (jtoon@gatech.edu) |  For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to […]