At NY Fashion Week, robotic dresses take on a life of their own

[ad_1] Fashion and technology have often gone hand in hand, improving supply chains and bringing the world’s runways to the masses, but at this week’s shows in New York, robotic designs took center stage. The dresses were conceived with the help of a kit designed by Anina Trepte, a former model and founder of the […]

A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control

[ad_1] Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands—in particular for amputees—that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation. This interdisciplinary proof of concept between neuroengineering and robotics was successfully tested on three amputees and seven healthy subjects. The results are […]

A virtual reality system to study the collection of visual feedback from robotic arms

[ad_1] The parasitic body in two contexts. On the left, the VR perspective. On the right, the real space with both participants. The participant on the left (indicated in red) controls the main body. The participant on the right (indicated in green) controls the parasitic limb. The yellow circle indicates the camera position in both […]

Researchers develop process flow for high-res 3-D printing of mini soft robotic actuators

[ad_1] A generic process flow is proposed to guide the 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators that are smaller than a coin. A soft debris remover with an integrated miniature gripper can realize navigation through a confined space and collection of small objects in hard-to-reach positions. Credit: SUTD Soft robots are a class of […]

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain's blood vessels

[ad_1] MIT engineers develop magnetically steerable robotic thread (in black), small enough to work through narrow spaces, such as the vasculature of the human brain. Researchers envision the technology may be used in the future to clear blockages in patients with stroke and aneurysms. Credit: MIT MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot […]

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

[ad_1] Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the production of small molecules. Credit: Connor Coley, Felice Frankel Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating […]

New robotic laser measurement system improves and accelerates automotive quality inspection

[ad_1] Credit: University of Warwick Engineers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed and installed a new, robotic measuring system, capable of accurately and repeatedly measuring large objects on the production line, such as car body-shells, in a fraction of the time traditionally taken to measure them on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The […]

Robotic cane shown to improve stability in walking

[ad_1] (Left) A view of CANINE. The LIDAR was positioned at the rear of the robot for better viewing of the subject’s legs. (Top right) The virtual environment. (Bottom right) The experimental setup, with a subject wearing the VR headset and maintaining light touch contact with CANINE. Credit: Danielle Stramel and Sunil Agrawal/Columbia Engineering By […]

A novel robotic jellyfish able to perform 3-D jet propulsion and maneuvers

[ad_1] The mechanical design of the robotic jellyfish. Credit: ©Science China Press As a source of inspiration, aquatic creatures such as fish, cetaceans, and jellyfish could inspire innovative designs to improve the ways that manmade systems operate in and interact with aquatic environments. Jellyfishes in nature propel themselves through their surroundings by radially expanding and […]