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Ford, GM Team Up on Transmissions

October 10, 2012

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are preparing to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed vehicle transmissions to help them meet future fuel economy standards.

Toyota's Latest Robot Lends a Hand

September 25, 2012

The robot is meant to help elderly people or those with limited arm or leg mobility perform everyday tasks more efficiently and easily in the home.

Robotic Camera Mimics Human Eye Movements

September 4, 2012

Compliance researchers developed a mechanism to orient a camera using muscle-like cellular actuators that move more similarly to an eye.

Why Aren't Engineering Students Happier? Because It's Hard

August 29, 2012

The Princeton Review came out with its annual edition of "The Best 377 Colleges" last week, and engineering schools again did poorly in the area of student happiness.

Robot Provides Virtual Medical Care

August 17, 2012

iRobot and InTouch Health have joined forces to create a state-of-the-art device called RP-VITA, which is making it easier for doctors to visit hospitalized patients' bedsides even if they can't get there in person.

Video: Humanoid Robot Used to Treat Autism

August 13, 2012

Zeno will help children with autism develop more appropriate emotional responses to everyday social interactions.