Glove senses and grips objects

October 1st, 2022

Chanhong Lee and Ravi Tutika test the Octa-Glove in the lab of Michael Bartlett. Photo: Alex Parrish/Virginia Tech. Scientists at Virginia Tech have developed a glove for grasping things underwater with rubber suckers and a sophisticated sensing capability that mimics an octopus’s unique muscular and nervous systems. The octopus is well equipped to handle objects […]

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Universities join forces to fight COVID-19

August 27th, 2020

Researchers around the world are racing to find treatments to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused more than 16 million human infections globally. Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and […]

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Exosuit assists Lowe’s employees

September 1st, 2017

Working the floor of a big-box store requires heavy lifting and moving bulky products around. Employees are at risk for muscle fatigue from repetitive motion or even injury from improper lifting techniques. The home improvement giant Lowe’s has developed technology to offer employees support. Lowe’s Innovation Labs worked in partnership with a team at Virginia […]

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