Category: Robotic Sensors

Simulator Helps Robot Enhance their Cutting Skills

Researchers from the USC’s Department of Computer Science and NVDIA have released a new simulator for robotic cutting which can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife while it slices through common food. The system can also simulate cutting…

‘Magic’ Carpet Guesses Human Poses

A new tactile sensing carpet from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can guess human poses without using cameras— a step to enhancing self-powered personalized healthcare, gaming and smart homes. Previous research has discussed use of single RGB…

Introducing Therapeutic Chatbot, Woebot

New app called ‘Woebot’ acts in place of a therapist as a therapeutic chatbot. It presents itself as an automated therapist when finding a real one seem financially or otherwise impossible. The need for therapists is growing exponentially. According to…

Smart Application to Detect Stress Levels of Mental Health

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart-device based digital platform which can monitor hyperarousal, a key sign of psychiatric distress. The objective is to aid patients manage their mental wellness. According to the researchers, this advanced technology can…

‘Blind’ Robot Navigates Stairs Successfully

It is customary for four-legged robots with computer vision to have the ability to navigate stairs, but it is not normal for a ‘blind’ bipedal robot to do it. Researchers from Oregon State University has successfully completed this task with…

“Smart” Clothes Which Measure Movement

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have designed a clothing which makes use of special fibers to sense a person’s movement through touch. The clothes are also capable of determining if a person is walking, sitting…