RIDC: If you build it, the robots will come

“After years of high-quality R&D, we’re starting to see stuff commercialize and, as a region, we want to capture that growth and give people more opportunity."
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CMU making robotic prosthesis to help prevent falls in amputees

For an amputee using a prosthetic leg, a crack in the pavement or a divot in the grass could lead to a fall and a potentially serious injury. A robotics team at CMU is hoping to develop a prosthetic that will enable above-the-knee amputees to be less susceptible to stumbles.