Columbia researchers have developeed a new optical phased array on chip at both near-infrared and blue wavelengths. It could advance autonomous navigation, augmented and virtual reality, and neuroscience.
Tactile robot finger at Columbia Engineering is the first without blind spots
Researchers at Columbia University claimed to be the first to develop and demonstrate a robot finger with a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multicurved surface.
Robotic neck brace uses sensors, actuators to restore ALS patient functions
A robotic brace that supports the neck during its natural motion is the first device shown to dramatically assist ALS patients in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.
Synthetic muscle step forward for soft robotics
A research team from Columbia Engineering’s Creative Machines lab developed a synthetic muscle that has a strain density 15 times larger than natural muscle and can lift 1,000 times its own weight that could propel soft robotics creation forward. According to the study “Soft Material for Soft Actuators” published in Nature Communications, the material solves…