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3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Engineering researchers developed techniques using three-dimensional printing that enables robotic devices made with soft materials, like those in health care, to sense more properties of objects they encounter. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Devised for Sensors in Soft Robotics

Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

Engineers and neuroscientists developed a synthetic protein that illuminates electrical activity in animal brain nerve cells, with a process using robotics to test millions of protein candidates in cells. . . . → Read More: Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

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