Using piezoelectric materials, researchers have replicated the muscle motion of the human eye to control camera systems in a way designed to improve the operation of robots. This new muscle-like action could help make robotic tools safer and more effective for MRI-guided surgery and robotic rehabilitation.
Roke Manor Research Ltd has developed the world's first threat monitoring system for autonomous vehicles that emulates a mammal's conditioned fear-response mechanism.
Researchers attempt to improve robot behavior by means of perception models closer to those of humans. One of the experiments involves a robot simulation in which an agent has to discriminate between what we could call an acne pimple and a bite or lump on the skin.
New insight obtained by studying the gait of cockroaches could provide valuable information on how biological systems stabilize. The research could help to develop more stable robots and provide doctors with better understanding on human gait abnormalities.
A robot developed by Cornell scientists has learned to foresee human actions in order to offer a helping hand; even open a beer.
Researchers show that when humans use brain-computer interface technology, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as waving a hand. This technology could help improve the daily lives of those who are paralyzed or lost specific abilities due to neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers discover people express more positive feelings towards a robot that would take care of them than a robot which needed their care.
Researchers show insect limbs can move without muscles. The finding could provide engineers to find additional ways to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic limbs.