Robot Manipulator

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:31 | RE2 Robotics announced today that the Company was selected by the Air Force to develop a drop-in robotic system to rapidly convert a variety of traditionally manned aircraft to robotically piloted, autonomous aircraft under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This robotic system, named “Common Aircraft Retrofit for […]

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. […]

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

May 9, 2017 @ 14:26 | Newcastle University researchers have developed a bionic hand which can respond automatically using computer vision. A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led […]

Artificial Fingertip that ‘Feels’ Wins Harvard’s Robotics Competition

Artificial Fingertip that ‘Feels’ Wins Harvard’s Robotics Competition

Jan 22, 2017 @ 19:04 |  An open-source 3D-printed fingertip that can ‘feel’ in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won Harvard University’s international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research. Pushing the boundaries of soft robotics, the open-source tactile fingertip, known as TacTip, is a 3D-printed tactile […]

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 […]

Soft Robotic Hand That can Feel

Soft Robotic Hand That can Feel

Dec 9, 2016 @ 21:26| By Tom Fleischman | Cornell University |  A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do.The group used its optoelectronic prosthesis to perform a variety of tasks, including grasping and probing for both shape and texture. Most notably, […]

US-Industry: 135,000 New Robots Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back Home

US-Industry: 135,000 New Robots Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back Home

Nov 23, 2016 @ 15:05 |  The US automotive industry is leading the automation charge: between 2010 and 2015, more than 60,000 industrial robots were installed in the United States. Only in China were there more industrial robots installed during the same period – almost 90,000 units. In the last six years, (2010-2015), the US […]