Disabled Japanese tourist plans robo-suit adventure
A disabled Japanese adventurer says he is planning to leave his wheelchair behind and walk up a medieval French World Heritage site next year with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit.
N.Zealand inventors unveil bionic legs for paraplegics (w/ Video)
Two New Zealand inventors have produced what they claim are the world's first robotic legs to help paraplegics walk again.
Japanese robo-suit promises superpowers for greying farmers
While Robocop and Iron Man can dodge bullets and crush villains, a new powered suit from Japan promises its elderly users more modest powers, such as pulling up radishes without getting a backache.
Death of coral reefs could devastate nations
(AP) -- Coral reefs are dying, and scientists and governments around the world are contemplating what will happen if they disappear altogether.
Scientists Plot Genetic Ploy Against Grain Pest
(PhysOrg.com) -- Aided by a genomic map of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists are plotting a kind of genetic sabotage on the pest’s basic ...
Research could boost coastal economics with crustacean molting on demand (w/ Video)
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are close to unraveling intricate cellular pathways that control molting in blue crabs. The discoveries could revolutionize the soft-shell crab industry, generating ...
Cyborg-walkers stride toward Japan's robotics future
Three Japanese cyborg look-alikes turned heads on busy Tokyo streets and subway trains Monday as they made their way to a robotics conference on a hot summer's day -- without breaking a sweat.
Medical robotics expert explores the human-machine interface
(PhysOrg.com) -- Jacob Rosen, associate professor of computer engineering at the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, is developing a wearable robotic "exoskeleton" that ...