Tinkerer’s paradise: Tom Sugar’s ASU lab is where exoskeletons come to life

October 5, 2015

Tom Sugar doesn’t consider himself a modern-day Iron Man, but he does marvel at how his specialty —…
Honda to start lease sales of its Walking Assist Device

July 25, 2015

Robotic solutions to treatment of various conditions have been introduced to hospitals quite some time ago. But as…
Analysis of a fan-shaped seashell by scientists at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science shows how the shell directs stress to its strongest points, where the animal inside is least likely to be.
Seashell strength inspires stress tests

May 20, 2015

Mollusks got it right. They have soft innards, but their complex exteriors are engineered to protect them in harsh…
Researchers improve efficiency of human walking

April 2, 2015

Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking…
Audi to use chairless chairs in its plants

February 27, 2015

Audi has demonstrated that well-being of its employees are the highest priority of the company for a long…
U.S. Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

November 24, 2014

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Defense Advanced Research…
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