Drones Can Automatically Set up Photography Lighting
Researchers from MIT and Cornell University have co-developed small, light-equipped robots that automatically position themselves to create the best lighting for pictures. Robot Fun · DronesChildren’s Book to Teach about Robots, Physics and Diversity
The book's premise is a future society in which modern robots have outclassed their more primitive original incarnations. But then a disaster occurs that prompts the old-school 'bots to step up -- and society as a whole to learn to appreciate everyone, regardless of era, ability or technology. Robot FunFDA Approves ReWalk Robotics’ Exoskeleton
The ReWalk exoskeleton allows some people paralyzed from the waist down to walk again, with the aid of crutches. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsTokyo Science Museum ‘Hires’ Humanoid Robots
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan has added humanoid robots to its staff to show visitors around the science museum in Tokyo. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsTiny, 3-Armed Robot Could Perform Surgery on Babies in Womb
European researchers are developing a three-armed robot to perform keyhole surgery to correct congenital defects on babies in the womb. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsHarvard Develops 3D-Printed, Robotic Lamp That Folds
Researchers at Harvard University have developed a 3D-printed robotic lamp capable of self-assembling. The proof-of-concept lamp can be printed on demand and includes both a mechanical switch and a capacitive touch sensor. Household · Robot AppliancesKIBO Kit Uses Wooden Blocks to Teach Robotics
KinderLab Robotics has launched a new robot building and programming platform called Kibo that's designed for youngsters from 4 years and up. Education · Robot KitsNew Robotic Ceiling Fan Learns User Preferences
New robotic ceiling fan automates a number of tasks, including adjusting fan speed and powering the fan on and off, as it learns a users' preferences. Household · Robot AppliancesMIT Develops Wearable Robotic Arms
MIT experts have developed Supernumerary Robotic Limbs that strap on like a backpack to augment the number of limbs a person has. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsMeet Barobot: The Open Source Robot Bartender
Barobot features more than 1,000 cocktail recipes and an option to create your own drink. It comes with an app to remotely select drinks. Robot FunRobohand Designing 3D-Printed Roboleg Prosthetic
Roboleg, the latest creation from Pretoria, South Africa-based Robohand, can be created with a Markerbot 3D printer. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots‘Luke Skywalker’ Robotic Arm Wins FDA Approval
New "Luke Skywalker" robotic arm detects muscle contractions close to the area where the prosthesis is attached, allowing a person to flex certain muscles and make 10 different powered movements. Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Science & TechnologySporobot to Automate Production of Malaria Vaccine
Sanaria is working with Harvard's Biorobotics Lab to automate a vaccine that proved 100 percent protective against malaria. Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Science & TechnologyHow a Robotic Mouse Could Solve Cat Obesity
Petronics has a prototype robot mouse that senses a cat's movements and react the way a real mouse would, resulting in playtime for the cat. Robot Fun · Robot ToysMIT Builds Voice-Controlled Robotic Wheelchair
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory voice-controlled robotic wheelchair could revolutionize the way people with progressive neurological conditions get from place to place. Health & Sports · Medical Robots
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RoboBusiness Europe 2018 Registration Opens
Registration is now open for RoboBusiness 2018, which takes place Feb. 14-15 in...