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Robots enhance limb therapy for patients

Robots enhance limb therapy for patients

Start-up company Human Robotix has developed a robot that can provide assessment and therapy of the wrist, elbow, and ankle, with early results suggesting a positive response for people with conditions such as stroke and cerebral palsy. To provide the robot’s drive system, Human Robotix has partnered with maxon. Robotics has the potential to provide […]

By May 8, 2024 Read More →
BionicBee – ultralight flying object with precise control

BionicBee – ultralight flying object with precise control

For more than 15 years, the Festo Bionic Learning Network has been focusing on the fascination of flying. With the BionicBee, the Festo Bionic Learning Network has developed a flying object that can fly in large numbers and completely autonomously in a swarm. At around 34 grams, a length of 220 millimetres and a wingspan […]

By April 25, 2024 Read More →
GreenBotAI aims to make robots more flexible

GreenBotAI aims to make robots more flexible

Smaller batch sizes instead of mass production, more complex production lines, increasing competitive pressure, unstable supply chains: Against this background, the Franco-German research project GreenBotAI addresses robotics, a project led by Fraunhofer IWU. Three main objectives are in focus: ensuring production continuity even in pandemic times, strengthening Europe’s independence in production automation, and significantly reducing […]

By April 17, 2024 Read More →
NSK in joint development of robotic hand

NSK in joint development of robotic hand

NSK and the German Aerospace Centre are developing a robotic hand system that will help automate manual tasks, particularly in the service industry. The concept centres on a customisable robot hand comprising individually configurable finger modules, thought to be an industry-first. Through a combination of versatility and affordability, this innovative new product will contribute to […]

By March 26, 2024 Read More →
Robot guide dog heralds new assistive technologies

Robot guide dog heralds new assistive technologies

Blind and partially sighted people could soon receive help to find their way around indoor spaces from chatty robot guide dogs currently in development at a Scottish university. Experts from the University of Glasgow have partnered with industry and two leading charities to develop the RoboGuide, an AI-powered four-legged robot which aims to help visually […]

By February 19, 2024 Read More →
World’s first luxury robot kitchen showroom

World’s first luxury robot kitchen showroom

Moley Robotics, a pioneer in culinary automation, has announced the grand opening of the world’s first luxury robot kitchen showroom in the heart of London. This revolutionary space, located at 16 Wigmore Street, marks a significant milestone in the fusion of technology and gastronomy, offering visitors a first-hand experience of the future of automated cooking […]

By December 18, 2023 Read More →
Artificial intelligence makes gripping more intuitive

Artificial intelligence makes gripping more intuitive

Artificial hands can be operated via app or with sensors placed in the muscles of the forearm. New research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows a better understanding of muscle activity patterns in the forearm supports a more intuitive and natural control of artificial limbs. This requires a network of 128 sensors and […]

By December 7, 2023 Read More →
Printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons

Printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons

For the first time, researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded in printing a robotic hand with bones, ligaments and tendons made of different polymers using a new laser scanning technique. 3D printing is advancing rapidly, and the range of materials that can be used has expanded considerably. While the technology was previously limited to fast-curing […]

By November 17, 2023 Read More →
Improving prosthetic design and manufacture

Improving prosthetic design and manufacture

Developments in manufacturing and robotics technologies are offering patients a prosthetic experience like never before as Dave Walsha, sales manager at DC motor supplier EMS explains. Upper limb prosthetics are abandoned by some 18 per cent of patients, though some studies cite this figure as high as almost one in two. Evidently, replicating the complexity […]

By November 15, 2023 Read More →
Fluke hosts robotic acoustic inspection webinar

Fluke hosts robotic acoustic inspection webinar

In a joint webinar on robotic acoustic inspection, Boston Dynamics and Fluke Process Instruments will show how to improve the energy efficiency of industrial operations through automatic compressed air leak detection by means of the SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager and the agile mobile robot Spot. The webinar on 31 October 2023, at 11 am EDT […]

By October 25, 2023 Read More →