Scientists are continuing their work on the walking robot, named Hector, and have developed a software architecture that could enable Hector to see himself as others see him.
Scientists may have taken a giant leap forward in prosthetics. They've created an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire.
Robotic hands may not just be for Luke Skywalker anymore. Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called "bionic reconstruction," which enables them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their minds.
It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie--a robot that can fold itself up and walk away. But that's exactly what a team of engineers have created.
Infective Endocarditis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease that affects the heart's tricuspid valve. Now, though, a new reconstructive technique is currently being implemented in order to formulate the growth of new tissue, avoiding permanent tissue damage on the right dorsal side of the heart.
Researchers examined whether robot-assisted therapy can help stroke patients. This form of therapy proved successful particularly with the most severely affected persons with arm paresis.
It's a huge leap forward for robotic science. Researchers have created a robot that can effortlessly pick up castors no matter who the wheels are located. The findings could have implications for production processes, which could potentially be more effective and less costly.
Teams of robotic fish are drawing on the intelligence of swarms of social insects and other organisms in new ways to help protect the environment.
Should we have special laws to govern robots? The question isn’t being debated in parliaments and newspaper columns yet, but robots currently under development are becoming so astute at learning to interact like humans that it’s only a matter of time.
A recent report released by the McKinsey Institute predicts the potential economic contribution of new technologies such as advanced robotics, mobile internet and 3D printing are expected to return between US$14 trillion and US$33 trillion globally per year by 2025.
The new field of soft robotics aims to produce robots made of materials which are more adaptable, flexible and less hazardous than traditional steel and hard plastic. Swiss institutions are at the forefront of research in this novel field.
With rapid economic development in the past 20 years, China urgently feels the need to move from a manufacturing-driven to an innovation-driven economy. As a result, the state is supporting many bold research initiatives to develop and attract highly skilled individuals who will be needed to lead th...