Category Archive for "Robotics"

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or

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Robotic Legs Could Power up Physical Therapy for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Kids suffering from cerebral palsy may soon have a powerful new physical therapy technique in the form of robotic assistance for their legs. A study is being conducted on the potential benefits of the system, newly adapted for the use

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Brain to robot: ‘Move, please’

Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: a project from the ETH Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke patients. One in six people will

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Brain training, robotics help paraplegics regain some movement

Complete spinal cord paralysis is thought to be irreversible, but new research suggests brain-controlled robotics with tactile feedback may reactivate circuitry between the brain and nerves, effectively restoring some lower-body movement and sensation. In a study published Thursday in the

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With Robotic Exoskeleton, Scientists Teach Kids to Crawl

To detect cerebral palsy in infants, researchers at the University of Oklahoma have developed a motorized robot for children to wear, tracking brain activity and muscle coordination using artificial intelligence. The robot—a cross between an exoskeleton, a skateboard, and a

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A New Approach to Parkinson’s Disease: How Robotics Can Help

There are many insidious diseases that debilitate people, but one of the worst is Parkinson’s. Its level of importance has been highlighted by celebrities including Michael J. Fox and Mohammed Ali, who recently died from complications from the disease. About

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New underwater robot is powered by sea slug muscle

Last month, scientists unveiled a tiny robot that swims using rat heart cells. Now, researchers from Case Western Reserve University have revealed a “biohybrid” robot of their own, except this one runs on slug. The robot was constructed from a

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This Is the Robot Maid Elon Musk Is Funding

Inside a secretive AI nonprofit backed by Elon Musk and other Silicon Valley figures, a handful of robots designed to help out in warehouses are gradually learning how to do useful household chores. OpenAI, which was created to do basic

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Artificial muscle for soft robotics: low voltage, high hopes

Soft robots do a lot of things well but they’re not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are slow to respond and difficult to

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MIT expert says robots will train doctors in the next 10 years

Robots are going to play an integral role in hospital care soon. At least that’s what Julie Shah — an MIT professor who leads the Interactive Robotics Group at the university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory — is working

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