Founder of Faulhaber Fab Lab Dies at 68

Fritz Faulhaber, a pioneer in high-precision micro motor and drive systems, died at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Feb. 6, 2017, at the age of 68. Founder of Faulhaber Fab Lab Dies at 68

Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards

Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for … [Read more…]

Hard at work: A review of the Laevo Exoskeleton

Back pain is one of the leading causes of work absenteeism in the UK, with 8.8 million days lost to work-related muscoskeletal disorders per year. On average, each case causes 16 days of absenteeism, and chronic conditions can cause some absences to become permanent. But working in a bent forward, back straining posture is unavoidable … [Read more…]

Hardly working: A review of the Laevo Exoskeleton

Back pain is one of the leading causes of work absenteeism in the UK, with 8.8 million days lost to work-related muscoskeletal disorders per year. On average, each case causes 16 days of absenteeism, and chronic conditions can cause some absences to become permanent. But working in a bent forward, back straining posture is unavoidable … [Read more…]

Building Robots Without Ever Having to Say You’re Sorry

The European Parliament’s draft recommendations for governing the creation and use of robots and artificial intelligence includes rights for “smart” robots Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images In January, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament put forward a draft report urging the creation and adoption of EU-wide rules to corral the myriad issues arising from … [Read more…]

UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck

UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route. UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck