Keyword: Assistive Robotics

Robotics, Automation & Control

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have designed a soft, lightweight, and potentially low-cost neuroprosthetic hand. The prosthetic, designed with a system...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineers at UC Riverside developed an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots. Existing systems for controlling pneumatic soft robots still use electronic...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Aerospace
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Computer scientists at UC San Diego developed a navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy environments in a hospital
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

MIT researchers developed RF-Grasp, a robot that uses radio waves to sense occluded objects. RF-Grasp uses both a camera and an RF reader to find and grab tagged objects, even when they’re fully blocked from...

5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A research team programmed two robots — a humanoid figure and a robotic arm — to measure human physiological signals.
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Robotic Exoskeletons Help the Elderly?

A team from the University of Waterloo is creating robotic exoskeleton legs that use A.I. to make their own steps and control decisions. "Learning" from a collection of sample-strolls around an environment, the system adjusts its movements based on the surroundings it senses.

Briefs: Motion Control
These robots could perform basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Robotics researchers are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Podcasts: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This robotic finger has a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multi-curved surface.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential. UNSW Sydney developed a soft fabric robotic gripper...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers at the University of Houston report that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A protective storage unit for robotic tools called Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS) was among the items launched to the International Space Station last December as part of SpaceX’s resupply services...

INSIDER: Motion Control

In industrial settings, robots often are used for tasks that require repetitive grasping and manipulation of objects. A humanoid hand design that is a soft-hard hybrid flexible gripper can...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device provides quick results and gives healthcare workers more time to treat patients in hospitals and other settings.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
INSIDER: Power

A new metal-air scavenger works like a battery, in that it provides power by repeatedly breaking and forming a series of chemical bonds. But it also works like a harvester,...

Blog: Software
New software sets the stage for A.I.-enabled robotic prostheses that predict user terrain and initiate mechanical changes accordingly.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Manufacturing and Outsourcing - May 2020

How are advances in automation/robotics, welding, 3D printing, and other fabrication technologies shaping the future of medical device manufacturing? Find out in this Special Report – a...