World Cup robo-suit team dismiss underwhelmed critics
The team behind the brain-controlled suit that helped a paraplegic kick a football at the World Cup opening ceremony defended itself Saturday against critics who said the demonstration was underwhelming.
Engineering an affordable exoskeleton
When soccer's World Cup—the most-watched sports event on Earth—kicks off June 12, Berkeley professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his research assistants won't be watching the players. They'll be staring at ...
'All systems go' for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup
According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup ...
CSU lab team custom-build helmet liner for Brazil event (w/ video)
US special forces may get 'Iron Man' suit (Update)
In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.
Exoskeleton to remote-control robot
Visionary 'rocket scientists' will share their ideas on Thursday, 8 May at the TEDx RocketMinds event at ESA's operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
Students' robotic arm can make you stronger
Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
Building block for exoskeleton could lead to more independence among the elderly (w/ Video)
What if certain patients could get a bionic pick-up without undergoing the pain and lengthy recovery of surgery? University of Cincinnati researchers are working on just that idea, with the start of an exoskeleton ...
Researchers explore the potential of an exoskeleton patients can control with their brains
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal looked on as Roger Rovekamp, wearing a skullcap covered in electrodes, took halting steps, each leg moved by the robotic exoskeleton wrapped around his body.
Project to develop intelligent and wearable body exoskeleton
The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO is partner in the Robo-Mate project, starting in September 2013. Together with 11 European partners this research project aims at designing a human-guided ...
Geoscientists unearth mineral-making secrets potentially useful for new technologies
Sugars are widely known as important sources of energy for all organisms. Now, Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that certain types of sugars, known as polysaccharides, may also control the timing and placement of ...
The origin of the turtle shell: Mystery solved
A team of RIKEN researchers has finally solved the riddle of how the turtle shell originated. By observing the development of different animal species and confirming their results with fossil analysis and ...
Secrets of the cicada's sound
Of all the bugs that achieve the mantle of summer pest, cicadas are perhaps the most curious. They don't sting, they don't bite, they don't buzz around your head, they taste good in chocolate, but as the drowning din of the ...
Less oxygen triggers grasshopper molting, farmers could benefit
Less oxygen = shorter time between molts = shorter life-span = fewer hungry grasshoppers. And for farmers, that's very good news. A recent study conducted by Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biology ...