Posts Tagged: Robotic

MIT’s $10,000 robotic furniture is making its way to small homes

A few years ago, MIT designed a piece of furniture worth $ 10,000 — not because it's made of luxury materials, but because it can transform at the press of a button. Now, that piece of robotic furniture called "Ori Systems" is available for pre-order…
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Toyota unveils robotic leg brace to help give paralyzed patients their mobility back

Toyota unveiled a new robotic leg brace at its head office in Tokyo today. It’s called the Welwalk WW-1000 and it may help bring mobility back to partially paralyzed people, by assisting in their rehabilitation therapy.

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Robotic whiteboard draws tweets, messages, and artwork on command

Launched via Kickstarter, Joto is a connected display board that draws tweets, messages, and even art with a pen. The device combines digital connectivity with analog presentation.

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Weekly Rewind: Your smart home’s universal remote, the problem with Soylent, robotic snake surgery

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Swipe to sort: This human-operated robotic recycling system was inspired by Fruit Ninja

A startup has used gaming technology inspired by Fruit Ninja to develop a robot and software that helps waste facility workers sort through trash and separate recyclables.

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IBM Watson powers Hilton’s robotic concierge ‘Connie’

IBM Watson is training for yet another job at the Hilton McLean in Virginia. The hotel has recently welcomed a new concierge named "Connie," you see, and it's actually a Nao robot powered by IBM's AI. Connie, named after the chain's founder Conrad Hi…
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This new soft robotic gripper can gently pick up objects of practically any shape

Robots aren’t exactly known for their delicate touch, but soon, the stereotype of the non-gentle machine may change. Scientists say they have managed to develop a robot with “a new soft gripper” that uses electroadhesion.

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NASA partners with Freelancer.com to crowdsource its latest robotic arm

NASA is flexing its crowdsourcing muscle again, this time using its Tournament Lab and an ongoing partnership with Freelancer.com to encourage people to design a robotic arm for one of its International Space Station projects.

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Watch these robotic ‘reindeer’ from Boston Dynamics pull Santa’s sleigh

In a rather frightening video, Google-owned robotics design firm Boston Dynamics has shown us the future of Christmas, and it’s plenty progressive, complete with machines and female Santas.

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The VA will now pay for veterans’ robotic legs

the VA is implementing a new national policy, in which certain veterans who have suffered spinal cord injuries will be eligible for robotic legs from ReWalk, courtesy of the agency.

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Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog is going through basic training with the Marine Corps

Google and Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is going through basic training thanks to the Marines, which have recruited the robodog for field trials.

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Robotic exoskeleton and zaps of electricity helped man walk again

It's not the first time Mark Pollock tested Ekso Bionics' exoskeleton, but he can now move more naturally, as you can see in the video below the fold. That's because Pollock, who's been paralyzed from the waist down since 2010, gained back some con…
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