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Foundation Studies Robotic Arm-Wrist Assist Device

MyoPro device

A not-for-profit foundation is evaluating a robotic device to help people with spinal cord injuries regain use of their arm, wrist, and hand after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Foundation Studies Robotic Arm-Wrist Assist Device

Spider Silk Property Discovered with Robotics Uses

Moist spider web

Dragline silk, also known as spider silk, is found in a new study to have a property that makes the natural material suitable for artificial muscles and actuators in robotics. . . . → Read More: Spider Silk Property Discovered with Robotics Uses

Prosthetic Hand Gives Better Sense of Position, Movement

Prosthetic hand

Prosthetic hand with a more natural sense of touch (Luca Rossini, EPFL)

22 Feb. 2019. An advance in prosthetics and robotics enables artificial hands to provide a more natural sense of position and reach in the dark or without looking at objects. Researchers from institutions in Switzerland and Italy describe this development in . . . → Read More: Prosthetic Hand Gives Better Sense of Position, Movement

Blockchain Manufacturing Model Described

Chart: Blockchain in manufacturing

A report from the U.S. government’s standards agency offers a model for using blockchain, a distributed transaction process, to secure transmissions in smart manufacturing systems. . . . → Read More: Blockchain Manufacturing Model Described

Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

HAMR-E device

A robotics lab at Harvard University created a tiny, 4-legged robot that travels through tight spots, climbing on vertical surfaces and even upside down. . . . → Read More: Micro Robots Made to Climb in Curved, Inverted Spaces

The Resurgence of “They Did Surgery on a Grape”

If a machine can carry out a delicate surgical task on something as vulnerable and soft as a grape, we begin to wonder whether such machines could be put to work on people too. . . . → Read More: The Resurgence of “They Did Surgery on a Grape”

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