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.
$1.7M to build everyday exoskeletons to assist with lifting, walking and climbing stairs
$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.
Helping robots learn what they can and can’t do in new situations
What should a robot do when it cannot trust the model it was trained on?
U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex
The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility.
Space motor helps make robotic prosthetic leg more comfortable and extends battery life
Getting rid of some gears enabled a free-swinging knee, regenerative braking and brought the noise level down from vacuum cleaner to fridge.