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Is an ‘Internet of Ears’ the Next Big Thing for Smart...

Houses have been getting progressively “smarter” for decades, but the next generation of smart homes may offer what two Case Western Reserve University scientists...
tactile sensingvideo

Feeling the Pressure with Universal Tactile Imaging

Touch, or tactile sensing, is fundamentally important for a range of real-life applications, from robotics to surgical medicine to sports science. Tactile sensors are...
Biofilm treatment device

Biofilm Treatment Device Receives Tedco MII Funding

Development of the University of Maryland’s flexible urinary catheter insert for detection, monitoring and treatment of biofilm continues to make strong progress. Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR)...
tactile sensor

Prosthetic Skin to Sense Wind, Rain, and Ants

Could you perceive the touch of an ant’s antenna on your fingertip? This new tactile sensor can, and its inventors report that it could one day...
smart mirror

Introducing the ‘Smart Mirror’

Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must...
wearable soft exosuitvideo

Multi-Joint, Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground

In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, fire fighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain...
Robotic Fingers

Surfaces a Key Element in Robotic Fingers

Picking up a pen off a desk and writing with it might seem easy to you, but it’s no small feat to a robot. For...
Weight of Opticsvideo

Scientists Reduced the Weight of Optics for Satellite Observation of the...

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE) published the article of the group of scientists of Samara National Research University. It...
remote sensing

Model Fuses Social Media, Remote Sensing Data With Goal of Identifying...

A new computational model allows researchers to draw on normally incompatible data sets, such as satellite imagery and social media posts, to answer questions...
Electrical Grid

Toward a Secure Electrical Grid

Not long ago, getting a virus was about the worst thing computer users could expect in terms of system vulnerability. But in our current...
robotsvideo

New Robot Crawls, Climbs and Sneaks Into Crannies

We’re always impressed by the way Dr. David Zarrouk, director of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Bio-Inspired and Medical Robotics Lab and a lecturer in the Department of...
Thin-film transistor

Research Charts the Way to More Reliable Carbon-based Microelectronics

Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise for creating new micron-scale low-power electronic...
video

Professor’s Work Empowers Amputees to Walk More Naturally

Dr. Robert Gregg has dedicated much of his life to helping stroke victims and lower-leg amputees learn to walk again. Motivated in part by a...
silent speech processorvideo

Professor’s Processor May End Silence for Those Without a Voice

A UT Dallas professor hopes to provide a voice to individuals who have no larynx and are unable to produce vocal sounds on their...
smart sensor

Designing a Smart Sensor Network for Tracking Submarines

A team of UConn engineers is developing an energy-efficient “smart sensor network” to track targets of interest, such as the proximity of enemy submarines...
tribotvideo

Meet Tribot, the Swiss Army Knife of Robots for Rescue Missions

Meet Tribot, the three-legged origami robot designed and built by EPFL scientists. Tri- for three legs and -bot for robot, this super-light critter fits in...
wireless localization

Location Detection When GPS Doesn’t Work

With billions of GPS devices in use today, people are beginning to take it for granted that services on their handheld devices will be...
portable hand exoskeletonvideo

Feedback Enhances Brainwave Control of a Novel Hand-Exoskeleton

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the physically impaired with daily living. These are the hopes of EPFL scientist...
ethical design

Ethical Design Guidelines for Future Technology Released

If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they connect to real people? When...
artificial intelligence

Making AI ‘Intentional’: a Case Study and New Programming Framework

Computer science researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) game-playing program that exhibits social reasoning and “intentionality” – meaning it can infer how other...