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Man Feels With Robotic Fingers in DARPA Breakthrough

Nathan Copeland participates in robotic arm test at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

To adequately mimic the function of a human hand and arm, a robotic prosthetic must interface with the wearer’s nervous system in a way that enables the wearer both to control the arm through brain commands and to receive sensory feedback from the limb. DARPA-funded research …

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These Robotic Grippers Have A Soft Touch

Soft Robotics Grippers are designed to be adaptable, inexpensive and easy to use.

Did a robot pack your groceries? The day may not be far off when you’ll be able to answer that question with a yes – or maybe you’d rather just say, “affirmative.” That’s one of the goals engineers at Cambridge, Massachusetts based Soft Robotics seek to …

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Humanoids 2016 IEEE-RAS International Conference


The 16th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, "Humanoids 2016," will be held at the Westin Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico: 15-17 November 2016.

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Student’s Walking Stick Aids Parkinson’s Patients


In 2014, university student Neha Shahid Chaudhry received a life-changing end-of-course school assignment: to come up with a solution or devise a product that could solve an existing “real world” problem. Chaudhry didn’t have to look beyond her own home. As she watched her beloved grandfather struggle …

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U.S. Navy’s 19th International RoboSub Competition July 27-31


On July 27-31, approximately 350 students from 50 schools representing 11 countries will converge on San Diego to compete in the 19th International RoboSub Competition to be held at the U.S. Navy’s research pool on Point Loma.

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In Silicon Valley, Even Pizza Is High Tech


Silicon Valley startup ZUME aims to be "the Amazon of food," according to Alex Garden, the co-founder and executive chairman. Located in Mountain View, California, the pizza operation is already breaking new ground with its sophisticated robot assembly line.

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MIT’s Incredible Ingestible Origami Robot


Researchers at MIT, University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a life-saving tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule to complete specific tasks within the human body.

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Roborace: Global Championship for Driverless Racing


Roborace is a new motorsport championship with autonomously driving, electrically powered vehicles. This new championship will provide a competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions that are now being developed by many large industrial, automotive, and technology players, as well as top universities.

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Starship Technologies Launches Fleet of Delivery Bots


Starting in July, 2016, millions of people will encounter single-minded little autonomous robots in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland as part of the testing program launched by London-based Starship Technologies in tandem with some major industry partners.

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Electroloom: The World’s First 3D Fabric Printer

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Electroloom 3D printer uses an electrospinning technique to turn a liquid (currently a custom polyester/cotton blend) into a seamless fabric.

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Jammin’ with Shimon and the Shimis


For the last six years, the team at Georgia Tech's Music Technology Center has been developing Shimon, a remarkable musical robot that can improvise melodic accompaniment.

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East Meets West: Robots Serving KFC in Shanghai


KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free fast food restaurant in Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center.

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FAA’s New Rules for Commercial sUAS


On June 21st, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its new safety regulations for "unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kilograms) that are conducting non-hobbyist operations."

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