Topic: Robotics

Researchers Develop New Breed of Robots

March 2, 2016

Meet Dreamer, a wide-eyed humanoid robot whose successors might just save your life some day.

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Mass Extinctions Can Accelerate Evolution

Aug. 12, 2015
Virtual Biped Robot

A computer science team at UT Austin has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond its implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

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Rehab Robot HARMONY Introduced by UT Austin Engineers

April 30, 2015

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering from spinal and neurological injuries. 

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Robot Dreamer: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Oct. 25, 2013
Robot Dreamer: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Dreamer is one example of human-centered robotic technologies being developed to improve health care, ensure human safety and make manufacturing more efficient. Read more.

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Robots and the Future of Surgery

April 24, 2012

Students at The University of Texas at Austin will have the chance April 24 to test-drive the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which uses robotic and 3-D visualization technology to enable surgeons' hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the robotic instruments working inside a patient's body.

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