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Report – U.S. Lags in Robotic Adoption

Robots Sawyer and Baxter

A report released today shows the U.S. and most European countries are falling behind most other developed countries, in adopting robotics into their economies. . . . → Read More: Report – U.S. Lags in Robotic Adoption

Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Munich airport

An engineering lab at MIT and the R&D hub at Munich, Germany’s international airport are studying the use of digital technologies to improve urban life, using the hub’s campus as a laboratory. . . . → Read More: Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Brain cell networks

A robotic system for home use to help people recovering from a stroke regain use of their upper bodies is in development by an engineering lab, rehabilitation hospital, and 2 companies in Texas. . . . → Read More: Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Infographic — Robotics and Your Job

Robotics and jobs graphic

Our friends at Statista offer data from a report earlier this month by the World Economic Forum showing the kinds of work functions most susceptible to robotic replacement. . . . → Read More: Infographic — Robotics and Your Job

Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Robotic skin

An engineering lab developed a way to integrate electronic sensors and motors into flexible materials, which can be added to inanimate objects to give them robotic functions. . . . → Read More: Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Military exosuit

A wearable robotic exoskeleton designed into textiles to provide personalized assistance is shown in lab and field tests to reduce the amount effort needed to walk long distances. . . . → Read More: Exosuit Designed for Personalized Walking Help

Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

ultra-sensitive robot skin

Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Tiny Soft Robots Designed for Surgery, Diagnostics

Morph device

Tiny robots resembling spiders, barely larger than a U.S. penny, are being designed with soft materials and microscale channels to aid in medical diagnostics and surgery in small, confined spaces. . . . → Read More: Tiny Soft Robots Designed for Surgery, Diagnostics

Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Nao robot

An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy