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ORNL researchers developing tech to improve prosthesis fitting and design

By Damir Beciri
30 December 2011

ornl-improving-leg-prosthesisOak Ridge National Laboratory biomedical engineers are perfecting a portable, wearable system to measure walking patterns that can be applied to real-world activities in a variety of settings. They are also developing a low-cost gait analysis system that can be used to analyze whether prosthesis fits the wearer, or if it is aligned correctly without… »


Evolutive morphological change of robots enhances their capabilities

By Damir Beciri
14 January 2011

bongard-moprhing-robotsIn his experiment, University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard created both simulated and actual robots that, just like tadpoles become frogs, change their body forms while learning how to walk. Over iterations in versions (generations), his simulated robots managed to evolve – spending less time in “infant” tadpole-like forms and more time in “adult” four-legged… »