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Elder farmers in Japan to use power suits in the future?

By Damir Beciri
15 April 2010

tuat-japan-robo-suitWe already wrote about various power suits, but this one differs in its purpose. A Tokyo Agriculture and Technology (TAT) University postgraduate student is seen demonstrating the new power-assist suit for elderly agriculture workers, developed by Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology professor Shigeki Toyama. He plans to set up a company in order to… »


Cody – mobile manipulating robot could aid us in future

By Damir Beciri
18 March 2010

cody-robot-lead-by-handOne of the main subjects of our website is covering stories about robots made to aid us. In this article we’re going to write about the humanoid robot named Cody. Cody comes from Georgia Tech’s Healthcare Robotics Lab (the lab which also came up with another aiding robot we already wrote about named El-E). Aside… »

Bionics| Tech»

Lazer SuperSkin – skin biomimicry applied to helmet design

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments16 March 2010

lazer-helmets-superskinWith over 80% of fatal motorcycle accidents due to head trauma, rotational head injury is currently seen as the greatest cause of brain damage or death for motorcyclists involved in road accidents. Manufactured by Lazer Designs and designed by U.K.-based Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC), a new helmet design promises to protect cyclists by simulating the… »


Robosoft Kompai robot developed to assist dependent persons

By Damir Beciri
12 March 2010

kompaiAt ILTCI 2010 (Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference), New Orleans March 14th-17th, the French company Robosoft will present Kompaï – a robot designed to assist dependent persons at home. Kompaï is a companion style robot that can speak, understand verbal commands, navigate a home and always stays connected to the internet. Kompaï can remember… »


Care-O-bot research is going open source

By Damir Beciri
19 February 2010

care-o-botCare-O-bot is a research initiative of German researchers which came to its 3rd iteration. The exciting news is that the folks from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart are going to give away the platform to other researchers to play with. According to the announcement, a small number of robots… »

Gadgets| Tech»

Noteput – an interactive music table with tangible notes

By Damir Beciri
17 February 2010

noteput-1Although it isnt’t hard to teach a child to play some tune on the piano or strum the guitar, teaching classical music notation is a bit more difficult in most cases. The Noteput table concept from designers Jonas Heuer and Jürgen Graef attempts to make learning music theory fun, and also more effective, by making… »


New nanoscopic material enables adults to regenerate cartilage

By Damir Beciri
9 Comments15 February 2010

knee-cartilage_0Amateur athletes, professional athletes and people whose joints have just worn out endure health problems, since humans are unable to regenerate cartilage once they are adults and often have to live with painful joints or osteoarthritis. Luckily, Northwestern University researchers are the first to design a bioactive nanomaterial that promotes the growth of new cartilage… »

Bionics| Robotics»

Lockheed Martin HULC robotic exoskeleton will operate longer

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments22 January 2010

lockheed-martin-hulc-robotic-exoskeletonAfter writing about Japanese HAL-5 robotic exoskeleton, in this article we’re going to write about Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) robotic exoskeleton. Developed by Lockheed Martin and Berkeley Bionics, the HULC robotic exoskeleton doesn’t boost the arm strength as some of the other robotic exoskeletons (including HAL-5) but it rather increases user’s capability to wear… »