Researchers have identified how specific neurons in the cuneate nucleus help filter distracting information to coordinate dexterous movements. The findings have implications for the development of new prosthetics and robotic equipment that can fine-tune movement based on the sense of touch.
A newly developed bionic arm combines motor control with touch and hand movement sensations, allowing those with upper-arm amputations to behave and react as though they haven't lost their limb.
MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.
A new artificial intelligence algorithm can find the quickest trajectory to fly a drone through a series of waypoints on a circuit. The AI proved to be faster at controlling the drone and completing the track than two world-class human pilots.
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Combining deep learning algorithms with robotic engineering, researchers have developed a new robot able to combine vision and touch.