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Earlier this year, Fast Company released a list of the Top Ten Robotics Companies and U-M ME Assistant Professor Elliott Rouse’s Neurobionics Lab made the list at #7.
The Neurobionics Lab had a big year as they developed a robotic prosthetic leg and announced it would be open source.
Fast Company wrote, “Researchers are developing robotic prostheses that could make life a lot more manageable for people who have had a leg amputated. The Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan is speeding along such vital research with its Open Source Leg. Instead of having to create their own custom robotic limbs for research purposes, labs can adopt this open-source platform, which is 20% lighter than other designs and offers near-biological range of movement at the knee and ankle. It’s been embraced by scientists at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, and the University of Sydney.”
To read the full list from Fast Company click here.