Exoskeletons

Alexa can control this exoskeleton for people with mobility difficulties

Why it matters to you<p>Voice-activated Alexa integration will make an exoskeleton for people with mobility difficulties easier to use.<p>For most of us, …

Robotics

Amazon's Alexa can now steer exoskeletons

Exoskeletons don't come cheap and they're not one size fits all, making them a daunting prospect for the average buyer. But, some companies are working towards changing that. In December, Hyundai promised to make the suits cheaper. And, researchers are using machine learning to make them more …

Amazon Echo

Amazon's Alexa Helps This Exoskeleton Respond to Spoken Instructions

“Alexa, Let’s Stand Up”<p>Canadian robotics company Bionik Laboratories has demonstrated a prototype of its Arke lower-body exoskeleton that can be …

Robotics

The Hackaday Prize: Exoskeletons for the Masses

While medical facilities continue to improve worldwide, access to expensive treatments still eludes a vast amount of people. Especially when it comes …

Open Source Movement

This exoskeleton can be controlled using Amazon’s Alexa

‘Alexa, let’s go for a walk’<p>Amazon’s Alexa is available on a lot of devices, from lamps to alarm clocks to fridges. But robotics company Bionik Laboratories says it’s the first to add the digital assistant to a powered exoskeleton. The company has integrated Alexa with its lower-body Arke …

Technology (India)

Robotic Exoskeleton Adapts While It's Worn

The decades-old pursuit of bulky, much-hyped Iron Man–like “exosuits” could give way to minimalist technologies more in sync with the human body

Robotics

Children benefit from exoskeleton made on Sinterit desktop SLS 3D printer

In partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, designer Bartłomiej Gaczorek has designed a custom fitting exoskeleton for children with SMA …

3D Printing

The key to making therapeutic robotics more efficient: a human touch

Mechanical and robotic exoskeletons hold considerable promise, both as aids to the disabled and machines to increase the lifting power of worked in …

Robotics

$100 Arduino Powered Assistive Exoskeleton Arm (video)

Using just $100 worth of parts Kristjan Berce has created an awesome Arduino powered assistive exoskeleton arm. The arm mechanism is controlled using …

Robotics

ReWalk Robotics establishes exoskeleton distribution in France; shares ahead 14% premarket

Thinly traded nano cap ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:RWLK) is up 14% premarket on average volume in response to its announcement that it has inked an …

Robotics

‘Chairless Chair’ Exoskeleton Makes Life Easier for Factory Workers

The Swiss company Noonee has made a markedly low-tech addition to the growing trend for assistive exoskeleton devices. While other exoskeletons use …

Manufacturing

Enjoy watching this tarantula shed its skeleton

This is literally skin-crawling.<p>A video of a Mexican Red Knee tarantula shedding its skin is the latest molting spider video to creep out the …

Lifestyle

Russia develops military exoskeleton to give soldiers superhuman capabilities

Any sci-fi flick or video game showing a futuristic battlefield is always filled with soldiers wearing advanced high-tech armor and all manner of …

Technology

The Morning After: Friday, July 7th 2017

Hey, good morning!<p>It's 7/7 and we're finishing off this blissfully short week with all kinds of wearables: AR biking specs, an exoskeleton that looks like it was made for sci-fi and a fitness tracker that measures your calories, through science or something.<p>'The Raptor specs were outstanding.'<br>AR …

Gaming

ExoArm: An Arduino-powered assistive exoskeleton arm

Whether to enhance one’s abilities or to compensate for a loss of strength due to a variety of reasons, the idea of a robotic exoskeleton is an …

Arduino

Russian exoskeleton suit turns soldiers into Stormtroopers

In a bid to make its armed forces look even more intimidating, Russia has taken inspiration from science-fiction to create some futuristic-looking new combat suits. Developed by the state-owned Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building, this very Star Wars-esque combat armor …

Long-form Journalism

The mystery behind a scorpion's glow

SCORPIONS FLUORESCE when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, producing a bright blue -green light that emanates from a layer within their exoskeleton. …

Biology

Lowe’s Goes High on Innovation

Inside a Lowe’s store in Christiansburg, Va., an employee ­easily plucks a 40-pound air conditioner from the shelf, assisted by a robotic-looking …

Innovation

Smart algorithm automatically adjusts exoskeletons for best walking performance

Walk this way: Metabolic feedback and optimization algorithm automatically tweaks exoskeleton for optimal performance. (credit: Kirby Witte, Katie …

Robotics

Personalized exoskeleton makes walking easier

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to tune an exoskeleton to a person's unique body structure and movements, allowing …

Carnegie Mellon University

These Robot Exoskeletons Can Adjust to The Way You Walk

Walk this way.<p>Scientists have developed special algorithms that enable body scaffolds called exoskeletons to adjust to the walk of the person wearing …

Robotics

Researchers optimize a powered exoskeleton to cut energy used in walking

An hour on a treadmill and some clever programming make an exoskeleton efficient.<p>Exoskeletons are a common feature in the natural world. But in …

Robotics

Iron Man takes his first steps - an exoskeleton that learns to walk

While we might dream of flying super-suits, in the real world, exoskeletons are being designed to enhance mobility in amputees, the elderly and …

Robotics

Exoskeletons Don't Come One-Size-Fits-All ... Yet

If humans walked like robots, engineers already would have perfected zero-effort, mechanically-assisted walking. But what about people who bounce on …

Robotics

Customizable 'Smart' Exoskeleton Learns from Your Steps

Assisted walking just got smarter. A new algorithm for an exoskeleton uses direct feedback from the wearer to customize the assistance provided, …

Robotics

By designing adaptable machines that learn on the fly, researchers hope to create exoskeleton systems that will help us move faster and farther.

Credit: Kirby White, Katie Poggensee, Pieter Fiers, Patrick Franks, and Steve CollinsProponents of the technological singularity theory insist that …

Robotics

Researchers develop landmark achievement in walking technology

Researchers at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel design approach for exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs …

Carnegie Mellon University

How A.I. Exoskeletons Could Make People Super-Human

Robotic exoskeletons have been heralded as the future of industry, physical rehabilitation, and geriatric assistance, but progress has been slow. …

Robotics

One-size-fits-all exosuits don’t work: we need exo-tailoring

Exoskeletons can be incredibly useful, giving people extra strength or the ability to move freely when injured or disabled. But augmented performance comes at a cost, and users usually have to put in more effort while wearing these prosthetics. Scientists are trying to fix this: they have developed …

Robotics

Research into exoskeleton walking devices big leap forward for human-robot interactions

Scientists develop personalized robotic devices for walking that can help people with disabilities, paralysis<p>At first glance it looks like a fancy …

Robotics