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Algorithms Simplify, Improve Robot Grasping

Computer scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology developed a process that simplifies remote-controlled robotic grasping movements for end users. . . . → Read More: Algorithms Simplify, Improve Robot Grasping

Neural Technology Research Centers Launched

Research centers for accelerating new technologies that tackle nervous system disorders are opening at two universities in the U.S., with industry partners. . . . → Read More: Neural Technology Research Centers Launched

Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

A medical robotics company spun-off from labs at MIT is issuing its initial public stock offering through equity crowdfunding, aiming to raise $15 million. . . . → Read More: Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

Ford Investing $1B in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up

Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion in a start-up enterprise that applies artificial intelligence to the operation and management of autonomous vehicles. . . . → Read More: Ford Investing $1B in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up

Human-Like Soft Touch Robotic Sensors Developed

A robotic hand with built-in sensors that can sense fine differences in shape and texture is being developed in an engineering lab at Cornell University. . . . → Read More: Human-Like Soft Touch Robotic Sensors Developed

Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Device in Development

A robotic device to improve the balance of people going through rehabilitation after spinal cord injury is being developed by an engineering-medical team from Columbia University and University of Louisville. . . . → Read More: Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Device in Development

Robo-Bacteria Engineered for Cancer Drug Delivery

A biomedical engineering team designed a technology for precise deployment of drugs to tumors with bacteria modified to deliver their cargoes. . . . → Read More: Robo-Bacteria Engineered for Cancer Drug Delivery

Self-Driving Truck Software Based on Biological Model

Ola Benderius monitors a Volvo self-driving truck on a test track in Sweden. (Henrik Sandsjö, Chalmers University of Technology)

26 May 2016. Researchers from Sweden are developing software for controlling self-driving trucks, using the way animals react and adapt to their environment as a model. The team from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg . . . → Read More: Self-Driving Truck Software Based on Biological Model

Ingestible Robot Designed for Stomach Objects, Wounds

The unfolded origami robot with magnet, at right, folds to fit in the capsule, left. (Melanie Gonick, MIT)

13 May 2016. An engineering team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a tiny robotic device for swallowing into the stomach to remove foreign objects and repair wounds. Researchers that include team members at University of . . . → Read More: Ingestible Robot Designed for Stomach Objects, Wounds

Autonomous Robot Shown Better at Soft-Tissue Surgery

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot, or Star, surgical system (Children’s National Health System)

5 May 2016. A robotic arm, programmed to work autonomously under direction of a surgeon, was shown superior at soft-tissue surgery with pigs than human surgeons and robot-assisted surgery. Results of these tests, conducted by a team from Children’s National Health System . . . → Read More: Autonomous Robot Shown Better at Soft-Tissue Surgery