Robotics

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 […]

New AI Technique Creates 3-D Shapes from 2-D Images

New AI Technique Creates 3-D Shapes from 2-D Images

 Jul 28, 2017 @ 06:23 | A new technique that uses the artificial intelligence methods of machine learning and deep learning is able to create 3-D shapes from 2-D images, such as photographs, and is even able to create new, never-before-seen shapes. Karthik Ramani, Purdue’s Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, says that the […]

Artificial Intelligence Suggests Recipes Based on Food Photos

Artificial Intelligence Suggests Recipes Based on Food Photos

By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon|  Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:47 | MIT CSAIL | Given a still image of a dish filled with food, CSAIL team’s deep-learning algorithm recommends ingredients and recipes. There are few things social media users love more than flooding their feeds with photos of food. Yet we seldom use these images for […]

An AUV to Collect Biological and Chemical Samples from Ocean

An AUV to Collect Biological and Chemical Samples from Ocean

 Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:27 | The world’s first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully completed sea trials off the coast of New England on July 9, 2017. The new autonomous underwater vehicle, named Clio, will help scientists better understand the inner workings of […]

New Simulation Method for Soft Robots

New Simulation Method for Soft Robots

Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:01 | MIT |  In recent years engineers have been developing new Simulation Method enable easier, faster design of elastic materials for robots and other dynamic objects. New technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable […]

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 […]