Users who could adjust the timing, torque of an ankle exoskeleton typically found comfortable settings in under two minutes.
Exoskeletons with personalize-your-own settings
U-M, Humotech partner to bring open-source bionic leg to research labs
The partnership will expand the capabilities of other labs, and enable them to conduct high-impact research.
U-M founds first robotics department among top 10 engineering schools
The new department will meet demand from industry and students—and define the emerging discipline
$1.7M to build everyday exoskeletons to assist with lifting, walking and climbing stairs
The modular exoskeleton system will help workers and the elderly, boosting ankle, knee and/or hip joints by mounting new motors to off-the-shelf orthotics.
$1M for open-source first-responder robots
An open-source perception and movement system, to be developed with NSF funding, could enable robots that partner with humans in fires and disaster areas.
Faster path planning for rubble-roving robots
Splitting the path into difficult and easy terrain speeds up path planning for robots that use “hands” to maintain balance on uneven ground.