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World’s First Kid-Sized Exoskeleton Helps Children Walk
By Steve Crowe · 14 June, 2016 • The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has introduced an exoskeleton for children with spinal muscular atrophy that will help young patients walk for up to five hours. The exoskeleton consists of long support rods that fit around the user's legs and torso that can be adjusted as the child grows.
Vodafone IoT Powers Ekso GT Exoskeletons
By Steve Crowe · 7 June, 2016 • The Ekso Bionics Ekso GT exoskeleton will now use the network and global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM from telecom giant Vodafone to ensure reliable communications for diagnostics and improved access to patient data with the exoskeleton.
Meet Pillo: Your Personal Home Health Robot
By Steve Crowe · 1 June, 2016 • Pillo is an intelligent home health companion robot that can manage your medications, answer your medical questions, re-order medications, send notifications to family members when medications are missed, and connect you directly with doctors.
Human-Inspired Actuator Paving Way for Soft-Bodied Robots
By Steve Crowe · 1 June, 2016 • Developed by a team at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, these soft actuators could lead to better assistive robots that could serve food, deliver goods and perform other tasks related to the service industry.
Assistive Robots Vital to Future of Elder Care
By Rebecca A. Hill · 1 June, 2016 • With an aging population and a shortage of healthcare professionals, high mortality rates and re-admission likely will occur. If there was ever a time for assistive robots to step in, now would be the time.
Pittsburgh Steelers Practicing with Robots
By Steve Crowe · 24 May, 2016 • The Pittsburgh Steelers are using Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot tackling dummies during offseason workouts in an effort to enhance drills and reduce injuries to players.
ReWalk, Wyss Institute Partner on Next-Gen Soft Exoskeletons
By Steve Crowe · 17 May, 2016 • ReWalk Robotics has partnered with the Wyss Institute to expedite development of Wyss' lightweight, soft exosuit. Is this the beginning of the end for the bulky, rigid exoskeletons we've come to know and love?
Tiny Origami Robot is an Ingestible Surgeon
By MIT News · 13 May, 2016 • Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach.
Podcast: Robots Revolutionizing Autism Therapy
By Steve Crowe · 13 May, 2016 • Jared Peters, co-founder of Origami Robotics, has been an autism educator for twelve years and has spent thousands of hours with kids on the spectrum. Peters joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how robots are revolutionizing autism therapy and how this area of robotics will continue to improve.
Podcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
By Steve Crowe · 6 May, 2016 • Dr. Charles Fritz teaches a high school class about human-robot interaction. Dr. Fritz joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the keys to human-robot interaction and some of the parameters his students created for how humans and robots can co-exist.
5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism
By Steve Crowe · 3 May, 2016 • Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can't. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills.
Leka Robot for Special Needs Kids Launches on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 3 May, 2016 • The Leka social robot is designed for children with autism, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities. Leka provides sensory stimulation to help special needs children become more independent and improve their motor and social skills.
Ekso GT Exoskeleton Cleared by FDA
By RT Staff · 8 April, 2016 • The Ekso GT is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke patients.
Robots Replacing Dartmouth College Football Players
By Steve Crowe · 1 April, 2016 • Dartmouth College's Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot will replace all 11 human players during football games this upcoming season.
Bionic Fingertip Gives Amputee a Sense of Touch
By Steve Crowe · 10 March, 2016 • An amputee is able to feel rough or smooth textures in real-time using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in his upper arm.

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