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.

Do social robots deserve our appreciation?

Do social robots deserve our appreciation?

A bioethicist argues that Western societies could benefit from acknowledging social robots' relational value.

A personalized exosuit for walking

A personalized exosuit for walking

A new approach in which robotic exosuit assistance can be calibrated to an individual.

Robotic hands manipulate objects with ease

Robotic hands manipulate objects with ease

A system can reorient over two thousand different objects, with the robotic hand facing both upwards and downwards.

ReSkin helps to discover a sense of touch

ReSkin helps to discover a sense of touch

Carnegie Mellon University and Meta AI (formerly Facebook AI) want to increase the sense of touch in robotics, wearables, smart clothing and AI.

Giving robots social skills

Giving robots social skills

A machine learning system helps robots understand and perform certain social interactions

Exoskeleton: Increased cognitive demands offset advantages

Exoskeleton: Increased cognitive demands offset advantages

The wearable devices aim to reduce or redistribute spine loading associated with heavy manual work.

Robotic pet boosts cognition in dementia patients

Robotic pet boosts cognition in dementia patients

Researchers have tested a robotic cat in its ability to influence the mood and cognition of patients with dementia.

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