Robotic Arm

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

By Helen Massy-Beresford |  Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:28 | Everybody needs a helping hand when they get older – but in years to come that helping hand may be attached to a robotic arm. Low birth rates and higher life expectancies mean that those over 65 years old now will account for 28.7 % […]

An Energy-Efficient Cleaning Robot

An Energy-Efficient Cleaning Robot

Jun 15, 2017 @ 11:00 | State-of-the-art solar cells are efficient – but are even more so when they are kept clean. A cleaning robot developed by Norwegian researchers enables solar panels to deliver at full capacity. At a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with […]

This Shimon Robot Write and Play its Own Music by Using Deep Learning

This Shimon Robot Write and Play its Own Music by Using Deep Learning

By Jason Maderer | Jun 14, 2017 @ 14:46 | A marimba-playing Shimon robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning. Researchers fed the robot nearly 5,000 complete songs — from […]

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

Jun 9, 2017 @ 12:30 | Researchers at the University of Bielefeld have developed a gripping system with robotic hands, which independently acquaint itself with unknown objects. The new system works without first knowing the features of objects such as fruit or tools. The Greif-Lern-System was developed in the large project “Famula” of the excellence […]

Meet The Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built

Meet The Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built

May 27, 2017 @ 15:47 | New research in University of California at Berkeley by Professor Ken Goldberg, Jeff Mahler, and the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) created the Nimble- Fingered Robot, that shows real progress on the problem of robots grasping everyday objects called DexNet 2.0. Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people […]

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 […]

Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient’s Intentions

Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient’s Intentions

Neural prosthetic devices implanted in the brain’s movement center, the motor cortex, can allow patients with amputations or paralysis to control the movement of a robotic limb—one that can be either connected to or separate from the patient’s own limb. However, current neuroprosthetics produce motion that is delayed and jerky—not the smooth and seemingly automatic […]