Amputees might get smarter arms to hold things better

Scientists have successfully tested a new neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users’ voluntary control. This opens avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control for neuroprosthetic technologies, which means the user can have more detailed use in their prosthetic limbs.

Can flying cars really be the next big thing in sustainable mobility?

A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they wouldn’t be suitable for a Jetsons-style short commute.

Kites and drones to analyse renewable energy

A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these systems while transforming the kinetic energy of the wind into useful electrical energy.

Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that ‘social robots’ used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children and prepares them better to undergo treatment procedures.