In: User-Centered Design
Putting prosthetics research back in touch
Researchers urge the greater prosthesis engineering community to listen to end users' actual needs.
Mathias Unberath receives Google Research Scholar Award
The Google Research Scholar Program supports early-career professors who are pursuing cutting-edge research.
A hospital stay can be a confusing and scary experience for many children. Chien-Ming Huang and team are designing robotic companions, modeled after service animals, for pediatric patients.
Plays well with humans
In the not-too-distant future, robots might assist us at home, school, hospitals, and workplaces. Roboticists and ethicists want to ensure they do so effectively, and help rather than hurt—even if it's just our feelings.