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A Strong Robot Hand with a Softer Side

A robotic gripper invented at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland, is gentle enough to pick up an egg or a single piece of paper, yet strong enough to carry 80 times its own weight. It demonstrates a promising new approach …Continue reading

Will Anybody Buy a Drone Large Enough to Carry a Person?

Brain images taken from hundreds of soldiers diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries suggest that methods for diagnosing concussions are inadequate in detecting damage. The results, part of the largest-ever imaging study of traumatic brain injury in the military, provide evidence that …Continue reading

Telepresence Robot for the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals

An experimental telepresence robot created by Italian and Swiss researchers uses its own smarts to make things easier for the person using it, a system dubbed shared control. The user tells the robot where to go via a brainwave-detecting headset, and the …Continue reading

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