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Robots and Human Attachment

Robots and Human Attachment

Hanson Robokind has been on a mission to make a robot that is as human-like as possible, including the use of a patented type of skin known as ?frubber,? so that the robot?s face duplicates skin and muscle movement and...

Robots May Help Kids with Special Needs

Robots May Help Kids with Special Needs

Children diagnosed with autism and attention issues, and even those who suffer from abuse and behavioral disorders, could benefit from the nonthreatening, nonjudgmental interactions they experience with robots.

Exoskeletons: A Primer

Exoskeletons: A Primer

With applications ranging from the military to medical rehabilitation to life-changing assistance for the handicapped, several companies are betting their new-generation exoskeletons will become robotics' next big thing

The Market for Social Robots

The Market for Social Robots

Prototype social robotic systems are getting better and better, and the definition of “social robots” likewise continues to evolve. Early definitions described them as “robots that communicate and interact directly with humans, using language or gestures.” Today, some definitions attach...

Myomo Brings Stroke Rehab Technology into the Home

In August 2010, Myomo Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of neuro-robotic stroke rehabilitation technology, announced the launch of [email protected], a program that enables impaired stroke survivors to purchase the company’s Myomo System, a neuro-robotic rehabilitation device that helps them increase...

AnthroTronix Primed for Prosperity

AnthroTronix Inc., based in Silver Spring, Md., describes itself as an “engineering research and development firm committed to optimizing the interaction between people and technology.” Founded in 1999, AnthroTronix has grown steadily, and now employs about 15 people and generates...