The next-generation VR glove will make virtual worlds tangible

Together with EPFL and ETH Zurich colleagues, an Empa team is developing next-generation VR gloves that will make virtual worlds tangible. The glove is to be tailored to each user and capable of being produced largely automatically – using a 3D printing process. Research sometimes needs a sacrifice. Empa researcher Patrick Danner has just made Read more about The next-generation VR glove will make virtual worlds tangible[…]

Stretchable skin-like robots for environmental monitoring and new wearable technologies

Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a University of Bristol team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft materials. This new advance, published in Soft Robotics, could create new thin and light robots for environmental monitoring and deployment in Read more about Stretchable skin-like robots for environmental monitoring and new wearable technologies[…]

“Tough Robots” empowered by high-power artificial muscle that can be used at extreme disaster sites

As part of the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) Tough Robotics Challenge (Program Manager: Satoshi Tadokoro), which is an initiative of the Cabinet Office Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, the research team including Professor Koichi Suzumori from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Dr. Ryo Sakurai from Bridgestone Corporation succeeded in Read more about “Tough Robots” empowered by high-power artificial muscle that can be used at extreme disaster sites[…]