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Echoes of the DRC at Humanoids 2015

Last week, the Humanoids 2015 conference was held in Seoul, Korea. It's the first event to focus on humanoid robots since the Darpa Robotics Challenge (DRC) earlier this year and, in fact, the locati...
13 November 2015, by

Talking Machines: Treating cancer clusters, with Quaid Morris

In episode twenty one  we talk with Quaid Morris of the University of Toronto, who is using machine learning to find a better way to treat cancers. ...
09 October 2015, by
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Micro and Nano Robotics, with Brad Nelson

Transcript below. In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Brad Nelson, Professor at ETH Zurich, about his research regarding micro and nano robotics. They discuss many of Nelson’s projects: ret...
02 October 2015, by
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TechBridgeWorld, with M. Bernardine Dias

Transcript below In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews M. Bernardine Dias, Associate Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, about TechBridgeWorld. TechBridgeW...
18 September 2015, by

One year later: Update from Leka, Robot Launch 2014 Grand Winner

Almost one year ago, Leka won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Robot Launch competition for Moti, a robotic toy that helps autistic children learn to regulate their own emotions through play. Leka cofounde...
02 July 2015, by and

Rehabilitation and Environmental Monitoring, with Lei Cui

Transcript included. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr. Lei Cui from Curtin University about his team’s work on 3D printable hand orthosis for rehabilitation, a  task-oriented 4-...
26 June 2015, by



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Robotic assistive devices for independent living

Autonomy is the soul of independent daily living, and a variety of assistive devices already exist to help people with severe physical disabilities achieve this. But many of them are designed to be us...
08 June 2015, by and

Corindus Vascular Robotics goes public

Corindus Vascular Robotics raised $42 million last week by offering 11 million shares at $3.80 and going public on the NYSE MKT exchange, a special market for small-cap growth companies....
01 June 2015, by

iPetCompanion lets you play with your pets via telepresence

iPetCompanion have developed telepresence technology that allows you to manipulate toys so you can play with your pets while you're away. The team has installed the system in hospitals and animal sh...
22 May 2015, by

Bionic athletes compete in disciplines drawn from everyday life

By: Vanessa Bleich Next year's Cybathlon will host people with physical disabilities equipped with advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The goal of this unique competition is to...
21 May 2015, by

Igniting a debate on legal, therapeutic and educational robotics

The benefits of assistive technologies are well known – reduced inefficiencies, low costs, available 24/7 and much more. But not so well known are the appropriate legal regulations that need to be ...

Unpowered exoskeleton improves efficiency of human walking

Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking on level ground and at a steady speed should theoretically require no power input ...

Video: Giving robots and prostheses a sense of touch

The UCLA Biomechatronics Lab develops a language of touch that can be "felt" by computers and humans alike. Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Biomech...

A bionic model is born

The personalisation of healthcare devices has been a growing trend in the maker-sphere. From gold-plated hearing aids, neon walking sticks, and sparkling blade prosthetics to 3D printed arm casts, peo...
17 March 2015, by

Surgical micro-robot swarms: Science fiction, or realistic prospect?

Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots that we inject into the vascular system: the swarm swims to the source of the problem, then either delivers therapeutics or undertakes microsurgery directly. T...
09 March 2015, by

Robots for Humanity inspires

Henry Evans had a brain stem stroke in 2002 that left him quadriplegic. Since then he has turned to robotics to unlock his abilities. Robots For Humanity (R4H.org) is a project that chronicles Henry...
12 February 2015, by

DARPA’s HAPTIX project hopes to provide prosthetic hands with sense of touch

The Gazebo team has been hard at work setting up a simulation environment for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program. The g...
11 February 2015, by

Should ownership influence the decision-making of a care robot?

For the past few months, the Open Roboethics initiative have been exploring the topic of care robots. During one of our meetings, we got into a discussion about whether the ownership of a robot sho...
11 February 2015, by

Can a robot baby curb loneliness among Japan’s senior citizens? | TechInAsia

SoftBank’s hotly-anticipated robot companion, Pepper, touted as being capable of recognizing and responding to human emotions, won’t go on sale at the telco’s retail outlets until next month. Bu...
13 January 2015, by

Revolutionary implant enables broken spinal cord to function again

A team from EPFL and NCCR Robotics lead by Profs Stéphanie Lacour, Grégoire Courtine and Silvestro Micera published an article in Science today describing their e-dura implant that could revo...
08 January 2015, by

Walking assistive devices for the elderly

When thinking about robots that can be used to care for the elderly, most people imagine humanoid robots that are meant to help with cooking, cleaning and socializing. But what if robots could be u...
07 January 2015, by and

ETH and University of Zurich launch Wyss Translational Center Zurich

ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are founding a new translational research centre at the interface of medicine, science and engineering: the Wyss Translational Center Zurich. A USD 120 million ...
12 December 2014, by

Better micro-actuators to transport materials in liquids

Researchers have developed improved forms of tiny magnetic actuators thanks to new materials and a microscopic 3D printing technology....
18 November 2014, by and

Video: Autonomous robot surgery on deformable tissue phantoms

Automating repetitive surgical subtasks such as cutting and debridement can facilitate supervised tele-surgery, and reduce surgeon fatigue and procedure times. Programming these tasks can be difficu...
13 November 2014, by , and

Would you trust a robot to take care of your grandpa?

One of the driving forces of social, interactive robotics is the issue of impending labour shortage, which is projected to be one of the major and inevitable consequences of the ageing population phe...
11 November 2014, by

Registration now open for Cybathlon 2016

Full registration for the Cybathlon, a sporting event for disabled athletes using robotic assistive technologies is now open. The event will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 8th October 2016....
09 October 2014, by

Video: Rise of the nanorobot, with Brad Nelson

The future is in the hands of tiny robots, really tiny robots — and the expectation is that they will perform miraculous tasks, such as eye surgery and environmental cleanup. Brad Nelson heads th...
07 October 2014, by

ReWalk IPO gets $36 million; Corindus private placement gets $26.6

ReWalk, the Israeli developer of exoskeletons, joins Ekso and Cyberdyne as publicly-traded companies on international stock exchanges. Their IPO Friday sold 3 million shares at $12 per share. The stoc...
15 September 2014, by

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers | MIT News

http://youtu.be/FTJW5YSRZhw Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fing...
18 July 2014, by

On Pepper, Aldebaran and emotional robotics: Interview with Bruno Maisonnier

Bruno Maisonnier at TedExConcorde. Photo credit: Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ. Last week I dropped by Aldebaran’s studio to get a glimpse of Pepper in action, and was pretty excited about this robot. ...
24 June 2014, by







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