Keyword: Human machine interface (HMI)

Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

Briefs: AR/AI

High-fidelity touch has the potential to significantly expand the scope of what we expect from computing devices, making new remote sensory experiences possible. The...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Through the use of magnetic fields, scientists have developed an electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli. Prior attempts have so far failed to combine these functions...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

Briefs: Wearables

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The highly customizable robotic arm can be twisted and turned in all directions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A haptic thumb-shaped sensor uses machine learning to accurately estimate where objects come into contact with the sensor and how large the applied forces are.
Briefs: Wearables
These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
As more manufacturers implement robots, hand guidance tools and techniques will continue to expand in functionality and become even easier to use.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors.
Briefs: Imaging
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control and seamless interaction with electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Communications
The robot can walk, run, jump, and interact with the environment in synchrony with a human operator.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The design could contribute to various applications in the robotics field such as smart prosthetics and human-robot interaction.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This robotic finger has a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multi-curved surface.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.