Exoskeleton to ensure an active old age

Researchers are creating portable robot skeletons for the elderly so they can continue to be active longer. Think of it as a tool, not as a robot, says researcher. Exoskeleton to ensure an active old age

What does it take to escape the water? Plankton have clues

Dolphins and whales may attract a lot of attention when they leap dramatically out of the water. But aquatic animals thousands of times smaller are accomplished jumpers, too.Their acrobatics often go unnoticed, but understanding them could help improve engineering processes, like oil refining and wastewater treatment, that rely on controlling the interaction of small particles … [Read more…]

A Light Touch May Help Animals and Robots Move on Sand and Snow

Having a light touch can make a hefty difference in how well animals and robots move across challenging The post A Light Touch May Help Animals and Robots Move on Sand and Snow has been published on Technology Org. A Light Touch May Help Animals and Robots Move on Sand and Snow

On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast…

Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil The post On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast… has been published on Technology Org. On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast…