Suit up with a robot to walk and run more easily
A versatile, portable exosuit that assists both walking and running highlights the potential for lightweight and non-restrictive wearable robots outside the lab.
15 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science
Stretchable pumps: an artificial heart for soft machines
Scientists at EPFL have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight exoskeletons and smart clothing. Flexible, silent and weighing only one gram, it is poised to replace the rigid, noisy and bulky pumps currently used. The scientists’ work has just been published in Nature.
14 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Technique uses magnets, light to control and reconfigure soft robots
The researchers developed a computational model that can be used to streamline the soft robot design process.
2 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science Advances
Reach out and touch someone
University of Utah engineers help develop motorized prosthetic arm that can sense touch, move with your thoughts
24 Jul 2019 ⋅ Science Robotics
Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce
A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.
7 Jul 2019 ⋅ Journal of Field Robotics
Soft robots for all
The first soft ring oscillator lets soft robots roll, undulate, sort, meter liquids, and swallow.
26 Jun 2019 ⋅ Science Robotics
How can we ensure artificial intelligence is not destructive to society?
New podcast now available featuring researcher and Chief Scientist at AIBrain, Steve Omohundro.
18 Jun 2019 ⋅ Taylor & Francis Group