A paralyzed person is expected to make the first kick in the World Cup this year, thanks to a new brain controlled exoskeleton with a sense of touch, designed by researchers at TUM.
A new computer system is able to see hand poses and track multiple people in real time. Researchers say that being able to detect nuances of non-verbal communication, robots will be better able to perceive what humans around them are doing.
A robotic system that can detect the emotional state of young learners and improve the learning experience is one step closer to entering the classroom, researchers report.
People who were touched by conversational humanoid robots report positive emotional states and were more likely to comply with requests made by the robot.
Researchers have developed a new method of restoring movement sensation for upper limb amputees. The researchers used small robots to vibrate muscles in order to 'turn on' movement sensations.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.