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Tech on Tap presents: From Walking, Jumping Robots to High-Performance Prosthetic Legs
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 1101 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075

It took a bit of robotic theory to make a big improvement in prosthetic legs.

And looking at walking in an entirely different way.

Humanoid robots can walk, run, jump and climb stairs autonomously, but modern prosthetics limit similar actions in humans. While prostheses have been made lighter and more flexible, they fail to mimic the power generated from human muscles and lack the intelligence to stably respond to disturbances or changing terrain.

So, Dr. Robert Gregg, Assistant Professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, and his team took what allowed the robots to walk and applied it to powered prosthetic legs. 

Come hear the story of creating a better prosthetic leg and how this paves the way for even better improvements.

To learn more about Tech on Tap visit: https://research.utdallas.edu/ord/events

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Beth Keithly , 972-883-4568
Questions? Email me.

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