ROBOTICS

Walkbot exoskeleton rehabilitates stroke survivors

Walkbot exoskeleton rehabilitates stroke survivors

After suffering a stroke or spinal cord injury, a patient regaining their ability to walk typically requires three to five physical therapists supporting them while physically moving their limbs. This is not only physically exhausting, but leaves therapists at risk of personal injury. Now, the leading health care facilities in…

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NCKU unveils i-Transport for the disabled

NCKU unveils i-Transport for the disabled

“The invention is definitely a boon for the physically challenged people,” said a student who tried out the equipment Dec. 19 at BME, adding that the weight of the device has become much lighter with greater mobility to help with the daily life of the disabled. Su pointed out that…

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RQ-TITAN robot wants to dominate the soccer field

RQ-TITAN robot wants to dominate the soccer field

Let’s say you’re interested in acquiring a large bipedal robot. Commercial options, like Kawada Industries’ HRP-4 and KAIST’s HUBO cost upwards of US$300K and $400K respectively. Those could break the bank, and building one from scratch is an expensive and time-consuming process in itself. Now Korean robotics company RoboBuilder is…

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Japan to send mini robot to the ISS by mid 2013

Japan to send mini robot to the ISS by mid 2013

Originally announced in early 2011, a small humanoid robot will be sent to communicate with astronauts living in the International Space Station’s Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” in the (Northern Hemisphere) summer of 2013. The robot will feature speech recognition and natural language processing technology developed by Toyota, while delivering twitter…

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