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Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls

Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls

The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.

On the Efficiency of Drive Components

On the Efficiency of Drive Components

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MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills

MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills

MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that...

Lyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute

Lyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute

Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can "copy the voice of anyone" after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it's easy to imagine the technology...