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Algorithm Designs Soft Robots That Sense

There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with... Continue Reading →

The Machine as Extension of the Body

Combining neuroscience and robotic research has gained impressive results in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. A research team led by Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to show that exoskeleton training not only helped... Continue Reading →

You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away -- a new insect-sized robot created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of... Continue Reading →

Robo ANYmal

Legged robotic systems are attractive alternatives to tracked/wheeled robots for applications with rough terrain and complex cluttered environments. The freedom to choose contact points with the environment enables them to overcome obstacles comparable to their leg length. With such capabilities,... Continue Reading →

Bringing a human touch to modern prosthetics

Amputees often experience the sensation of a “phantom limb"—a feeling that a missing body part is still there. That sensory illusion is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University that has created... Continue Reading →

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