Human systems engineering aims to combine engineering and psychology to create systems that are designed to work with humans’ capabilities and limitations.
Researchers at UT Austin received a $3.6 million grant to do a five-year study focusing on how humans interact with robots in public.
Tatum Robotics won the RoboBusiness Pitchfire robotics startup competition. It’s building an anthropomorphic hand that signs tactile sign languages for people with deafblindness who can’t hear or see.
The consortium will bring together academic researchers studying AI, computer science and behavioral science and robotics companies.
Argo AI and The League of American Bicyclists released best practices for creating self-driving systems that operate safely around bicyclists.
The new robotic aides are designed to be used by parents, therapists and other healthcare professionals for the development and learning of individuals with neurodevelopmental or intellectual challenges
Motional’s nuReality set of VR environments are designed to study interactions between autonomous vehicles and pedestrians.
The bioinspired system uses ultrasound measurements of muscle dynamics to develop a personalized and activity-specific assistance profile for users of the exosuit.
A computer model relates a finger’s desired position to the corresponding pressure a pump would have to apply to achieve that position. Using this model, the team developed a controller that directs the pneumatic system to inflate the fingers.
Sarcos Robotics and T-Mobile announce a collaboration to integrate T-Mobile 5G into the Sarcos Guardian XT robot.
To demo the algorithm, the robot helped put a jacket on a human, which could potentially prove to be a powerful tool in expanding assistance for those with disabilities or limited mobility.
Kami will strengthen Embodied’s Moxie robot by adding memory of past conversations context, consistent personality, common sense reasoning.
Safety system monitors two protective fields simultaneously around a cobot, making it possible to dynamically reduce or stop the robot’s movement only when a person is too close to the working area.
Contemporary robots can move quickly. “The motors are fast, and they’re powerful,” says Sabrina Neuman. Yet in complex situations, like interactions with people, robots often don’t move quickly. “The hang up is what’s going on in the robot’s head,” she adds. Perceiving stimuli and calculating a response takes a “boatload of computation,” which limits reaction…
In their RoboBusiness Direct session moderated by MassRobotics Executive Director Tom Ryden, Motional CTO Laura Major and MIT Professor Julie Shah will examine the future of human-robot interaction.
The Smart ArM project, in which researchers developed specialized prosthetic arms, was among the teams participating in the Cybathlon 2020 competition that used maxon motors.
Ayanna Howard, the first female dean of Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, discusses her new book on Sex, Race, and Robotics.
The Toyota Unlimited Mobility Challenge will soon announce the winner of the $1 million first prize, and we caught up with the two U.S.-based teams among the five finalists working on EvoWalk and Quix wearable devices.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots” is a new book co-authored by MIT Associate Professor Julie Shah and Motional CTO Laura Major that explores a future populated with robot helpers.
In his RoboBusiness Direct session, recognized Harvard University professor Conor Walsh will examine how his team or researchers have developed soft, wearable robotics for industrial use.
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM, Institute has selected eight new projects focusing on high-value ways to empower U.S. manufacturers using robotics and automation.
Telerobotics is offering different industries new benefits, such as social distancing and safety for manufacturing and remote surgeries in healthcare, writes Energid’s Neil Tardella.