Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

Engineers have developed a flexible sensor ‘skin’ that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from cooking an egg to dismantling a bomb. Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear … [Read more…]

Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics

In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currently the UNC Charlotte site director for the Center on Robots and Sensors for the Human Well-being, Xiao has been conducting critical research in haptics and real-time adaptive motion planning. Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director … [Read more…]