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Artificial Muscles Designed for Soft Robotics

Engineering researchers created artificial muscles for robotics using principles from origami, or Japanese paper folding, with high strength and low-cost materials. . . . → Read More: Artificial Muscles Designed for Soft Robotics

Autonomous, Human-Friendly Forklifts Being Developed

An academic-industry team in Europe is developing new forklift vehicles that can work safely alongside humans in warehouses. . . . → Read More: Autonomous, Human-Friendly Forklifts Being Developed

Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

An engineering team is creating a self-powered robot that can travel independently like a snake through uneven and cluttered surfaces, such as disaster sites. . . . → Read More: Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

Origami Robotics Designed for Fragile Objects

An engineering lab at Case Western Reserve University developed a soft robotic arm that grips and manipulates fragile objects, such as in surgery. . . . → Read More: Origami Robotics Designed for Fragile Objects

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

University Spins Off Educational Robot Start-Up

A start-up enterprise spun-off from Harvard University is developing a learning system with robotics to teach computer coding to students. . . . → Read More: University Spins Off Educational Robot Start-Up

Exosuit Shown to Improve Walking for Stroke Patients

A robotic device built and worn like clothing helps improve lower-limb walking performance for a group of people partially paralyzed with stroke. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Shown to Improve Walking for Stroke Patients

Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces

Engineering researchers created a new type of robot that grows to extend its form into spaces like a vine, rather than move to different locations. . . . → Read More: Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces