Robots in Higher Education
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Hybrid EEG/EOG-based brain/neural hand exoskeleton restores fully independent daily living activities after quadriplegia

Hybrid EEG/EOG-based brain/neural hand exoskeleton restores fully independent daily living activities after quadriplegia | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Direct brain control of advanced robotic systems promises substantial improvements in health care, for example, to restore intuitive control of hand movements required for activities of daily living in quadriplegics, like holding a cup and drinking, eating with cutlery, or manipulating different objects. However, such integrated, brain- or neural-controlled robotic systems have yet to enter broader clinical use or daily life environments. We demonstrate full restoration of independent daily living activities, such as eating and drinking, in an everyday life scenario across six paraplegic individuals (five males, 30 ± 14 years) who used a noninvasive, hybrid brain/neural hand exoskeleton (B/NHE) to open and close their paralyzed hand. The results broadly suggest that brain/neural-assistive technology can restore autonomy and independence in quadriplegic individuals’ everyday life.
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This Robot has the Grace of a Gliding Manta Ray| Interesting Engineering

This Robot has the Grace of a Gliding Manta Ray| Interesting Engineering | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A collegiate robotics team recently won the Soft Robotics Design Competition. Its manta ray-inspired wings show great steps in soft robotics.
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Zero-Shot Translation with Google’s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System

Zero-Shot Translation with Google’s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Posted by Mike Schuster (Google Brain Team), Melvin Johnson (Google Translate) and Nikhil Thorat (Google Brain Team) In the last 1
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A new standard in robotics

A new standard in robotics | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On the wall of Aaron Dollar's office is a poster for R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), the 1920 Czech play that gave us the word "robot." The story ends with the nominal robots seizing control of the factory of their origi
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PIBOT Can Fly Your Plane from Takeoff to Landing

KAIST's PIBOT can convert an aircraft from manned to unmanned just by sitting in the pilot's seat. Get all the details
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Harvard’s New Robot Teaches Kids To Code

Harvard’s New Robot Teaches Kids To Code | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Root is the latest educational robot to hit the scene. Invented by an experienced team from Harvard robotics area, Root can climb up whiteboards and draw on paper. For kids, Root makes learning to code interactive, and lots of fun.
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Soft robot with a mouth and gut can forage for its own food

Soft robot with a mouth and gut can forage for its own food | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The robot slurps biomatter from its environment to be entirely self-sufficient, and could one day be used in aquatic applications such as ocean clean-up
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10 Incredible Micro-Robots

Here are the 10 greatest micro-robots. Engineers and programmers are constantly at work dreaming up and creating tiny robots. Some emerge as incredibl
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Micro:bit, Servo control with Micropython or blocks

Micro:bit, Servo control with Micropython or blocks | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You can control servos (small ones) from a Micro:Bit directly. Following a link from the David Whale (Twitter  @ whaleygeek ) , thank you
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Python Junkbot - PyCon UK 2016

Python Junkbot - PyCon UK 2016 | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Poster presented at PyCon UK 2016, 17th September 2016. Pyconuk16 junkbots   from  Scott Turner DOI:  10.13140/RG.2.2.28682.67520 Fo
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Micro:bit Junkbot for use in schools

Micro:bit Junkbot for use in schools | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new direction has been developed for the junkbot project ( http://junkbots.blogspot.co.uk/ ) ; previously Raspberry Pis have been use
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Do it yourself: Remote Controlled Micro:Bit Junkbot

Do it yourself: Remote Controlled Micro:Bit Junkbot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an earlier post , I showed how you could build a Micro:Bit controlled Junkbot. In this post I want to show a modification to it, t
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Soft robotics: Technologies and systems pushing the boundaries of robot abilities

Soft robotics: Technologies and systems pushing the boundaries of robot abilities | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The proliferation of soft robotics research worldwide has brought substantial achievements in terms of principles, models, technologies, techniques, and prototypes of soft robots. Such achievements are reviewed here in terms of the abilities that they provide robots that were not possible before. An analysis of the evolution of this field shows how, after a few pioneering works in the years 2009 to 2012, breakthrough results were obtained by taking seminal technological and scientific challenges related to soft robotics from actuation and sensing to modeling and control. Further progress in soft robotics research has produced achievements that are important in terms of robot abilities—that is, from the viewpoint of what robots can do today thanks to the soft robotics approach. Abilities such as squeezing, stretching, climbing, growing, and morphing would not be possible with an approach based only on rigid links. The challenge ahead for soft robotics is to further develop the abilities for robots to grow, evolve, self-heal, develop, and biodegrade, which are the ways that robots can adapt their morphology to the environment.
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Watch this robot struggle to walk over uneven ground like a real person

Watch this robot struggle to walk over uneven ground like a real person | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Boston Dynamics, the famed manufacturer of the robots that will one day ascend past human intelligence and install themselves as our metallic overlords, released the latest version of it
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The real costs of making friends with robots

The real costs of making friends with robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robots are teaching kids, keeping adults company, and getting ever so cute. But you might want to think twice before bonding with one.
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Robot surgeon can slice eyes finely enough to remove cataracts

Robot surgeon can slice eyes finely enough to remove cataracts | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Axsis robot can manage the fine movements needed for cataract surgery. Its makers hope it will cut complications, and find uses in other parts of the body
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Pizza, the unsung agent of the robot revolution

Pizza, the unsung agent of the robot revolution | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An inside look at the robots taking over Amazon, DHL, Ocado, Mercedes... and Domino's?
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TOP 10 Amazing Micro-Robots

Check out the description for original sources & credits! 10. Aerius Drone http://axisdrones.com/products/aerius-the-new-worlds-smallest-quadcopter 9
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Crumblebot - explorer bot?

Crumblebot - explorer bot? | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Crumble as a system I have, so far, found quite forgiving and this is useful - less fear of making a mistake.The panning sensor gives this already cute robot an even cuter look.
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Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code

Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Nader Hamda is selling a $99 robot he hopes his daughters will love.
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How to do it yourself: Microbit Junkbot

How to do it yourself: Microbit Junkbot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is a Junkbot? For this project, it is a moving ‘bot’ made from waste materials, combined with an electric motor and a programmabl
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