Researchers studied whether hanging out with conversational agents, such as Alexa or Siri, could affect the way children communicate with their fellow humans.
Bionics & Robotics
The fields of robotics and bionics have witnessed several advancements in recent years. We cover the latest technology breakthroughs of surgical robotics, bionic hearing and vision, of smart prosthetics, of micro-robots that travel through bodily fluids to deliver medication exactly to where it’s needed and the development of exoskeletons that help paralyzed people to walk again.
Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles.
Scientists have developed a soft that valve paves the way for fully soft robots.
Researchers examined people’s emotional response to cloned faces, which could soon become the norm in robotics.
To enhance human-robot collaboration, researchers at Loughborough University have trained an AI to detect human intention.
Exoskeleton-assisted rehabilitation can be beneficial in treating stroke survivors.
For the first time, a steerable catheter will give neurosurgeons the ability to steer the device in any direction they want while navigating the brain's arteries and blood vessels.
Researchers have inserted small magnetic beads into muscle tissue within an amputated residuum for more precise control of prosthetic limbs.
Thanks to their swimming robot modeled after a lamprey, EPFL scientists may have discovered why some vertebrates are able to retain their locomotor capabilities after a spinal cord lesion.
A study shows that magnetic millirobots can climb slopes, move against fluid flow and precisely deliver substances to neural tissue.
Preliminary findings by Kessler researchers show that the use of a robotic exoskeleton during inpatient rehabilitation for acute stroke may improve function.
Engineers and ophthalmologists have developed a robotic imaging tool that can automatically detect and scan a patient's eyes for markers of different eye diseases.
A simulation engine predicts the forces acting on a knife as it cuts through soft materials, a capability that could have applications for safer surgical robotics.
Satellite-enabled drones have accelerated the provision of life-saving medical supplies at NHS hospitals in Scotland, boosting the country's efforts to combat COVID-19.
Researchers have developed a robotic neck brace that may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.