Surgeons use muscle grafts to amplify nerve signals—allowing amputees to control a new prosthetic with incredible precision.
The nerves in human fingertips are great at sensing things. For robots, learning to touch is more complicated.
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Boston Dynamics’ creation is starting to sniff out its role in the workforce: as a helpful canine that still sometimes needs you to hold its paw.
Researchers hope the living robots, made up of masses of cells working in coordination, can help unlock the mysteries of cellular communication.
Robots are terrible at manipulating objects and adapting to new environments. A potential solution? Let them grow up playing, like children.
Researchers built a simulator that teaches robots to deal with everyone’s favorite particle-board nightmare—and that’s just the beginning.
The UC Berkeley professor talks about using algorithms to make it safer for robots and people to cross paths.
When humans give robots “tough love” by trying to knock objects out of their hands, it actually helps them find the best ways to hold things.
Launching a huge observatory poses big risks, so scientists are plotting a new approach: Send it up in pieces, then have robots put it together.