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Robotics May 29, 2020

Researchers incorporate computer vision, uncertainty into AI for robotic prosthetics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed software to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain.

By Matt Shipman
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Robotics May 17, 2020

Soft robot movement speed inspired by cheetahs

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a type of soft robot capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water, which was inspired by how cheetahs move.

By Matt Shipman
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Robotics May 16, 2020

Improvements in robot-assisted surgery driven by haptic feedback systems

Robot-assisted surgery has various benefits such as less pain and a faster recovery time for the patient, higher degree of precision for the surgeon, and more. However, one challenge the industry is facing is lack of quality haptic feedback.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Robotics May 13, 2020

Study finds robots help some manufacturers even while workers struggle

A study co-authored by an MIT professor shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, but overall employment drops.

By Peter Dizikes
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Robotics May 12, 2020

The rise of robots-as-a-service in manufacturing operations

Robots-as-a-Service uses a cloud-based system which allows for easier requirement changes.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Robotics May 7, 2020

Identify and mitigate robotic hazards

Robot safety: In areas with robotic process automation (RPA), identify and enforce safeguards and practices to mitigate workplace incidents. Heed appropriate standards. Do risk assessments.

By Prasanna Shukla
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Robotics May 6, 2020

Study examines how many jobs robots replace

A study co-authored by an MIT professor finds that in the U.S., the impact of robots varies widely by industry and region, and may play a notable role in exacerbating income inequality.

By Peter Dizikes
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Discrete Manufacturing May 5, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, April 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in April 2020 included stories about COVID-19 survey results and impacts on engineers, an overview of industrial IoT, cybersecurity, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
The Conduct-A-Bot system enables users to fly a drone through an obstacle course environment. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics May 2, 2020

Muscle signals can help pilot a robot, improve human-robot interaction

MIT researchers' Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, which could enable more natural human-robot communication.

By Rachel Gordon
Source: IDTechEx report “Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030”
Robotics May 2, 2020

Robots provide surgeons with superhuman stability and precision

Robotics are being used in various surgical sectors to aid in precision, efficiency, and much more. Orthopedic surgery is currently the most developed market.

By IDTechEx