Robotics

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:28 | Columbia Engineers use a robotic driven Device training method that improved posture and walking in children with CP by enhancing muscle strength and coordination. In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint […]

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:11 | An international group of researchers developed a technique that results in more accurate 3-D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists. The innovative method combines robotics and water. “Using a robotic arm to immerse an object on an axis at various angles, and measuring the volume displacement […]

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

By Tyler Irving | Jul 27, 2017 @ 06:49  | The technology could assist people with limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or other conditions. A new academic-industry collaboration at U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is harnessing improved sensors and artificial intelligence to make electric wheelchairs self-driving. The technology could greatly […]

Dragonfly Brains Predict the Path of Their Prey

Dragonfly Brains Predict the Path of Their Prey

Jul 26, 2017 @ 05:30 | New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly’s brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision. An article published today in the journal eLife by researchers at the University of […]

Designing Soft Robots: Ethics-Based Guidelines for Human-Robot Interactions

Designing Soft Robots: Ethics-Based Guidelines for Human-Robot Interactions

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:36 | Soft-bodied robots offer the possibility for social engagement, and novel tactile human-robot interactions that require careful consideration of the potential for misplaced emotional attachments and personally and socially destructive behavior by users. The ethical challenges related to human-robot interactions and how these should contribute to soft robotics design in […]

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:22  | Researchers from EPFL, together with other institutes, have developed a robotic eel that swims through contaminated water to find the source of the pollution. The sensor-equipped robot can be controlled remotely or move on its own. In tests carried out in a small section of Lake Geneva, the robot […]

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

​By Sarah Derouin | Jul 21, 2017 @ 12:50 | Space robots traveling through space, hauling debris, and exploring distant asteroids, may hold the key to problems facing drones and autonomous cars on Earth. The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones might be found in an unlikely source: autonomous space […]