By studying how snakes slither up trees, rocks, and shrubbery, a team of Johns Hopkins engineers has created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.
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At first glance, Carol Reiley’s artificial intelligence projects appear wildly diverse: Self-driving cars. Surgical robots. Symphonic music.
One way to make pediatric patients feel more at home in a hospital environment is to give them a furry, four-legged friend—or a robotic equivalent.
Of all the remarkable things engineers do for humanity, none may be more important than the ways in which they improve our resiliency, keeping us safe from the many potential harms the world has in store.
When graduate student Luke Osborn needed to test the fingertip sensors he’d spent years developing for prosthesis wearers, he didn’t have far to look. The ensuing collaboration and results hold big promise for amputees.
When the university’s Rising to the Challenge campaign concluded in October, the Whiting School had raised a record-breaking $292.6 million. Here’s how philanthropy has provided our faculty and students with the opportunities and resources they need to flourish, achieve, and make a difference.
For nearly 150 years, researchers have contemplated the idea of a space elevator—an alternate way to shuttle people and goods to space that wouldn’t involve a shuttle at all.
A robot travels through a tunnel buried deep underground. Using its camera, it searches every nook and cranny in the dark passageway for potential hazards, mapping its path as it goes. It relays this information to its operators in real time. “Nothing like this really exists in current fielded systems for military, law enforcement, or the harsh environments of space,” says Hopkins engineer William Bagley.