robotics

3D printed origami technology to fight Covid-19

3D printed origami technology to fight Covid-19

Researchers are replicating the subtle folding of origami to create 3D printable technologies to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier?

Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier?

Researchers studied whether hanging out with conversational agents, such as Alexa or Siri, could affect the way children communicate with their fellow humans.

New material could help robots flex their muscles

New material could help robots flex their muscles

Researchers have developed a shape memory polymer that stores almost six times more energy than previous versions.

Robotic cane brings navigation assistance to 21st century

Robotic cane brings navigation assistance to 21st century

Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles.

Humans delay decisions when robot looks at them

Humans delay decisions when robot looks at them

Researchers investigated whether a humanoid robot's gaze influences the way people reason in a social decision-making context.

Bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients

Bionic arm restores natural behaviors in patients

A first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation.

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