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Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in real-time with an artificial fingertip that was surgically connected to nerves in his upper arm. Moreover, the nerves of non-amputees can also be stimulated to feel roughness, without the need of surgery, meaning that prosthetic touch for amputees can now be developed and safely tested on intact individuals.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2016

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How to tame your robot

Now programming robots is not just for those with years of coding knowledge, it's for anyone who wants to experience what it's like to simply wave at a robot and have it wave back.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2016

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Robotic fingers with a gentle touch

Scientists have invented a new soft gripper that uses electroadhesion: flexible electrode flaps that act like a thumb-index duo. It can pick up fragile objects of arbitrary shape and stiffness, like an egg, a water balloon or paper.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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Robot scientists discuss European research road maps

From 12 to 15 January, about 100 leaders from science and industry come to University of Twente?s campus to discuss public-private partnerships in robotics. At the end of the week, there will be the kick-off of an innovative project, led by UT, about robots that will improve biopsy for cancer diagnostics.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2016

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Robots learn by watching how-to videos

Researchers are teaching robots to watch instructional videos and derive a series of step-by-step instructions to perform a task. You won?t even have to turn on the DVD player; the robot can look up what it needs on YouTube.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2015

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