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Human-Inspired Actuator Paving Way for Soft-Bodied Robots
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. Health & Sports · Future TechAssistive Robots Vital to Future of Elder Care
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. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsPittsburgh Steelers Practicing with Robots
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. Health & Sports · Sports & FitnessReWalk, Wyss Institute Partner on Next-Gen Soft Exoskeletons
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? Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsTiny Origami Robot is an Ingestible Surgeon
Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsPodcast: Robots Revolutionizing Autism Therapy
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. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsPodcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
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. Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism
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. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Education · Health & SportsLeka Robot for Special Needs Kids Launches on Indiegogo
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. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Health & SportsEkso GT Exoskeleton Cleared by FDA
The Ekso GT is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke patients. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsRobots Replacing Dartmouth College Football Players
Dartmouth College's Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot will replace all 11 human players during football games this upcoming season. Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsBionic Fingertip Gives Amputee a Sense of Touch
An amputee is able to feel rough or smooth textures in real-time using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in his upper arm. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsParker Hannifin Indego Exoskeleton Receives FDA Clearance
The Food and Drug Administration has given Parker Hannifin permission to market and sell its Indego exoskeleton for clinical and personal use in the United States. Parker Hannifin said it will commercially launch Indego in the US in the coming months. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsRobot City Being Built in Japan
Exoskeleton startup Cyberdyne is building Cybernic City, a development in Japan that will feature robot helpers that work in the medical, industrial and agricultural industries. Cyberdyne wants to make visible progress on Cybernic City by 2020. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Future TechReWalk Exoskeleton Reluctantly Covered by Insurance Co.
After an independent medical review organization overturned the initial denial of coverage, an insurance company in the Northwestern United States will reluctantly cover the $69,500 cost of a beneficiary's ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...
Disney: Focus on the Robot Experience
The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only...
Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external...
How Many Robots Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a...