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PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable

The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
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Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 January, 2017 • Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles.
PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
IBM Watson Previews AI-Powered Medical Image Analysis
By RT Staff · 29 November, 2016 • IBM Watson Health has created AI-powered medical image analysis solutions designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
Machine Learning Could Help Screen Kids for Speech Disorders
By MIT News · 22 September, 2016 • A new computer system developed by MIT can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders and, potentially, even provide specific diagnoses.
Podcast: Inside WPI’s AIM Robotics Lab
By Steve Crowe · 18 July, 2016 • An inside look at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Research Laboratory and the work being done to create medical robots and robot-assisted surgery.
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.
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.
How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries
By Judy Lin, UCLA Media Relations · 27 January, 2016 • UCLA is using an industrial robot arm from KUKA Robotics to simulate the extreme forces athletes’ knees endure, shedding new light on how the knee works, how it gets injured and how best to repair it.
CMU’s Robotic Leg Gives Amputees Better Balance
By RT Staff · 20 November, 2015 • Carnegie Mellon University has developed a control strategy based on human reflexes that has shown promise in simulation, producing stable walking gaits over uneven terrain and better recovery from trips and shoves.
Japan to Create More User-Friendly Elderly Care Robots
By RT Staff · 20 November, 2015 • The Japanese government said companies that have created elderly care robots did not sufficiently incorporate the opinions of relevant people, some of their products were too large or too expensive and consequently not used.
How 3D Printed Stem Cells Could Reduce Animal Testing
By RT Staff · 23 October, 2015 • Researchers at Heriot-Watt University have developed a method to 3D print stem cells to test pharmaceutical drugs, tailor treatments for people, and reduce the dependence on live animal testing.
AI Cutting Development of Cancer Drug in Half
By RT Staff · 9 October, 2015 • Berg Health has developed an AI that will allow it to be more "predictive and effective" during the development of its cancer-fighting drug BPM31510 and cut the time to market from 14 years to seven.
New System Makes 3D-Printed Heart in Hours
By MIT News · 18 September, 2015 • A new system from MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers converts MRI scans into 3D-printed heart models. The models could provide a more intuitive way for surgeons to assess and prepare for the anatomical idiosyncrasies of individual patients.
Robotically-Steered Needles May Improve Diagnostic Procedures
By RT Staff · 27 August, 2015 • The University of Twente has developed a robot-assisted system for steering flexible needles that can reach their target in tissue with sub-millimeter level accuracy.

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