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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 […]

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 […]

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 13, 2017 @ 18:17 | Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor detects fine motor movements by flexing with the body.  Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect […]

Steer Electronic Devices Without a Remote Control

Steer Electronic Devices Without a Remote Control

BY Cornelia Zogg | Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:38 | Moving things with a wave of the hand: thanks to Empa technology this dream could soon become real. A sensor made of piezo-resistive fibers integrated in a wristband measures wrist movements and converts them into electrical signals. This can be used to steer drones or other electronic devices without […]

Brain’s Navigation is More Complex than GPS

Brain’s Navigation is More Complex than GPS

 BY NATHAN COLLINS | Apr 9, 2017 @ 12:38| Neuroscientists’ discovered that our brain’s Navigation is more complicated than anyone had guessed. Just like a driver in a car, the brain needs some basic navigational instruments to get around, and it is not an idle analogy. In fact, scientists have found brain cells that are similar […]

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

Jul 21, 2016 @ 18:46 |  NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission. Using software developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, Curiosity is now frequently choosing multiple […]

Dallas Shooting: Is It Ethically Correct to Allow Robots to Take Human Life?

Dallas Shooting: Is It Ethically Correct to Allow Robots to Take Human Life?

Jul 10, 2016 @ 20:39 |  Dallas Police used a robot to kill a shooter on Thursday night. In this accident five police officers also died but the main focus of media went on killer robot used by Dallas police. This robot (Northrop Grumman Remotec – Andros) is used earlier also but for bomb disposal […]

A Robotic Stingray may Help to Understand Working of Heart

A Robotic Stingray may Help to Understand Working of Heart

Jul 8, 2016 @ 21:30 |  Bio-Inspired researchers have designed a miniature bio-hybrid robotic stingray that could help our understanding of the heart. Robotic Stingray is neither fully living animal nor fully artificial robot; it is the hybrid of both. It has an elastomeric body enclosing a micro-fabricated gold skeleton (non living) with rat heart […]