Human-Like Prosthetic Hands Elicit An Aversive Reaction

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:50

Participants of a study found photographs of prosthetic hands that looked real to be "eerie" when compared to mechanical hands, falling in line with what's known as the "uncanny valley" phenomenon.


Teen With Brittle Bone Disease Receives Robotic Arm From Rice University Students [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:00

Seventeen-year-old Dee Faught, who has brittle bone disease, is excited to use the new robotic arm that he received from Rice University last week.

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Thought-Controlled 'Bionic Leg' Connects To Patient's Original Nerves [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 23:22

The bionic leg allows lower-limb amputees to perform a wide range of natural movements, according to developers at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Remotely Controlled Cockroaches May Help Disaster Recovery

Robotic Roaches May Soon Help Disaster Recovery, As Swarms Crawl Through Collapsed Buildings [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:43

Automatically piloted cockroaches may help disaster recovery in the future, when earthquakes and bombs collapse buildings.

Robot Firefighters Design 3D Infrared Maps of Burning Buildings

Robot Firefighters Design 3D Infrared Maps of Burning Buildings [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 00:13

These Segway-like robots can combine temperature data, infrared thermal images, and color photos to create an augmented 3D map that allows firefighters to save lives without risking their own.

Mind Control Successfully Used To Pilot Helicopter, Robot Surrogates Next? [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:01

A helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought, plus other developments in mind-controlled robotics.

Beer-Pouring Robot Servant Predicts Human Movements

Robot 'Servant' Pours Beer Based on Human Movement Predictions [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 00:03

A PR2 robot 'servant' from Cornell University predicts human movements with a motion-sensing camera, and responds accordingly with actions like opening refrigerator doors, or pouring beer.

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Swarming Robots: Nanobot Miniature Drones Could Advance Micromedicine [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 03/29/2013 - 00:13

Swarming robot nanotechnology could lead to the development of swarms of nanobots- miniature drones that attack pathogens in the human body with microscopic precision.

Robotic arm of Jan Scheuermann

Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Helps Woman Regain Movement

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:02

A woman paralyzed from the neck down can now pick up objects and move them using a new robotic arm that she can control with her brain.

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After Paralysis, Blind Man Takes First Steps With Robotic Suit, Plans Trip to Siberia

By | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:06

After becoming blind at the age of 22, Mark Pollock knows a little something about adversity.