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Development of Novel Robots

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechNIH and the National Robotics Initiative has funded 3 projects totaling approximately 2.4 million dollars. These projects are intended to develop robots that work in concert with their users and their environments to enhance performance. They include: A Co-Robotic Navigation … Continue reading

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Advanced Arm Dynamics – Most Advanced Hand Technologies

http://www.ispeech.orgThese are anatomically correct electric fingers for partial hand amputees. These durable, hi-tech fingers are more proportional in size rather than being unnaturally long, as is the case with other electric fingers. The length of these new electric fingers also … Continue reading

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MakerBot and Robohand — 3D Printing Mechanical Hands – YouTube

Powered by iSpeechWhen Richard Van As, a woodworker in South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn’t just for fun. He’d lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For … Continue reading

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‘Wearable robots’ give improved mobility to people who are paralyzed

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech When Michael Gore stands, it’s a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, the Whiteville, N.C., man was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2 and walks … Continue reading

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Robotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps #DigInfo – YouTube

iSpeechRobotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps http://www.diginfo.tv/v/12-0174-r-en.php via Robotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps #DigInfo – YouTube.

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Inventing the Future, Ep. 1 – “Wanted: Coach. Companion. Robot.” on Vimeo

http://www.ispeech.orgThere are 800,000 new stroke victims every year. That number will double in the next 20 years.The question is: who will take care of these patients? Imagine a robot — one that can be purchased for the price of a … Continue reading

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Gadgets that help seniors stay independent

http://www.ispeech.orgWith retirement lasting 20 or even 30 years these days, high-tech devices can streamline the job of checking in on an older relative — and help a parent or grandparent retain their independence. via Gadgets that help seniors stay independent … Continue reading

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Paralyzed woman controls robotic arm with mind – CBS News Video

http://www.ispeech.orgResearchers are reporting that a woman who is completely paralyzed has used a robotic arm controlled with nothing but her thoughts. Scott Pelley reports on a triumph in neurobiology and computer science. via Paralyzed woman controls robotic arm with mind … Continue reading

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