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CMU’s Robotic Leg Gives Amputees Better Balance
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.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical Robots
Japan to Create More User-Friendly Elderly Care Robots
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.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
This 3D Printed Robot Hand Responds to Human Grips
A soft robotic hand that is 3D printed uses integrated air chambers that work like bellows, responding to the pressure applied when held by a human hand. The hand was created as part of a project to improve robot-human interactions.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
How 3D Printed Stem Cells Could Reduce Animal Testing
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.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Medical Robots
3D Printed Hand Exoskeleton Simplifies Rehab
The Assisted Finger Orthosis hand exoskeleton can be customized for an individual using 48 parameters. The battery-powered device uses small linear motors that can be programmed to move fingers as part of the rehab process.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Podcast: Talking 3D Printed Robotic Hands with Joel Gibbard
Joel Gibbard, founder of Open Bionics, joins us to discuss the development of the company's low-cost, advanced robotic hands that are created using 3D printing. We also talk about Open Bionics' superhero-themed robot hands and what the future holds.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
MIT Maps Human Movement to Improve Assistive Robots
MIT is working on modeling a human's lower extremities during walking to create robotic devices that mimic biological function as closely. This can be used to improve assistive devices that can help maintain or correct the gait of people recovering from strokes.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
AI Cutting Development of Cancer Drug in Half
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.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Frozen, Iron Man, Star Wars 3D-Printed Hands Coming from Open Bionics
Open Bionics has unveiled three LED-studded robotic hands designed after Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen characters. These robotic hands are intended to stand out and allow the children to proudly wear their prosthesis.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
RoboCoach Robot Trainer Personalizing Elderly Workouts
Seniors centers in Singapore will start using a robot trainer, RoboCoach, to offer personalized workouts that are more enjoyable. RoboCoach will also ensure the seniors are performing the exercises correctly to get the maximum benefit from the workouts.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
Watch: Line Marking Robot Creates a Perfect Soccer Field
Watch a drone's-eye view of the Intelligent One autonomous field marking robot create the perfect soccer field with precision of +/- 2 cm.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
New System Makes 3D-Printed Heart in Hours
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.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Exoskeleton, Spinal Stimulation Help Paralyzed Man Voluntarily Control Legs
Mark Pollock was paralyzed in 2010 after falling from a second-story window. Today, with the help of an Ekso Bionics exoskeleton and spinal stimulation, he can voluntarily assist the exoskeleton while taking steps.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Future Tech
Self-Driving Golf Carts Test Skills in Singapore
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology conduct experiment at a public garden in which self-driving golf carts ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional monitor lizard.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Robotically-Steered Needles May Improve Diagnostic Procedures
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.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots

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