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A wearable device that vibrates fingertip could improve wearer’s touch

By Damir Beciri
4 August 2011

georgia-tech-wearable-stochastic-resonance-glove-1Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a glove with a special fingertip which employs stochastic resonance in order to improve the wearer’s sense of touch and motor performance. The technology could be used to assist individuals whose jobs require high-precision manual dexterity or those with medical conditions that reduce their sense of… »

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Trimensional – a 3-D scanner smartphone application

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 April 2011

trimensional-used-to-create-3d-modelGrant Schindler, a researcher from Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, managed to come up with a simplified version of a tool that used to cost hundreds of dollars a year ago into something that can be done with an app. Trimensional is the first app that allows users with an iPhone 4, iPad 2 or… »


Teaching robots to move more human-like

By Rob Aid
One Comment8 March 2011

michael-gielniak-programming-robot-simon-to-move-similar-to-humansWhen people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they’re saying as the words that come out of their mouths. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion, with one movement leading into the next, that people can not only better… »


Researchers developing robots capable of deceptive behavior

By Damir Beciri
10 September 2010

georgia-tech-deceptive-robots-1A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it’s actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed 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… »


Robot El-E assists to people with motor impairments

By Damir Beciri
9 May 2009

el-e-robot-butler.jpgMost of us take our interaction with the world around us for granted. Manipulating objects play an especially important role in people’s lives. El-E is an assistive robot that is explicitly designed to take advantage of this common structure in order to retrieve unmodeled, everyday objects for people with motor impairments. Georgia Tech’s Healthcare Robotics… »