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Easy tasks don't test brain's true complexity

Rice Jun 12, 2017

The human brain naturally makes its best guess when making a decision, and studying those guesses can be very revealing about the brain's inner workings. But neuroscientists at Rice and Baylor College of Medicine say a full understanding of the complexity of the human brain will require better real-world simulations.

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Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetics

Rice May 31, 2017

Rice University engineers working to add “muscle sense” to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand.

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"Co-Robots" Capture Congressional Attention

Rice Aug 26, 2016

Marcia O’Malley, professor of mechanical engineering and director of Rice’s Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab, is featured for her MAHI EXO-II exoskeleton robot which helps heal stroke patients’ affected arms.

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O'Malley to showcase research on Capitol Hill

Rice Jun 08, 2016

On June 9, Marcia O’Malley, professor of mechanical engineering (MECH) and director of the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces (MAHI) Lab at Rice University will take her brain-machine interface (BMI) to Capitol Hill.

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