On April 25th, the BLINC lab hosted the 77th Edmonton Guides. Together we learned all about engineering, prosthetic devices, tools, and robotics. The girls even had a chance to make their own paper prostheses!
What an intelligent, curious, and enthusiastic group of girls. Thanks for stopping by!
We just launched an open source software called brachIOplexus for mapping from human interfaces to robotic arms. The initial release includes a multi-joint mapping between an xBox controller and The Bento Arm. Future releases will add support for additional controllers, interfaces and robots as well as options for custom mappings. Head over to BLINCdev to find out more about the Bento Arm, and download the software from GitHub here.
The results are in, and the BLINC lab’s entry to the NSERC Science, Action! competition has been awarded a runner-up position. Great job team!
Today was the official launch of the SMART (Sensory, Motor, Adaptive, Rehabilitation, Technology) Network – what a great event! We are excited to be working in such an interdisciplinary team dedicated to improving health outcomes from so many different perspectives.
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from our lab tours today.
Check out our recent Gateway 1050 article, written by Jonah Angeles!
With the start of the new semester, the BLINC lab will begin working with some new trainees. We would like to welcome Quinn, McNiel, and James to the lab. Shortly, these three new students will begin their master’s research in some of the exciting projects being performed in the BLINC lab.
Welcome to the team!
Earlier in May, members of the BLINC lab launched the BLINCdev website. What is BLINCdev you may ask…
BLINCdev is an open source community centered around robotic technologies. Discussions, forums, and open sources files featuring BLINC Lab’s bento arm. More exciting releases are on the horizon, so check out the new site and get involved!
Dylan, Jaden and I (Rory) recently attended World Maker Faire New York 2015 to demonstrate our robotic platforms: The Bento Arm and HANDi Hand. For those unaware, Maker Faire is the world’s biggest show and tell. In addition to being a 2 day fusion of technology, science, crafts and arts it is also a major showcase event for new technologies especially those related to the DIY and open source maker culture. This year there were over 900 maker projects and over 95,000 attendees from 45 states and 48 countries. Here is a brief video recap of some of the highlights from our trip:
The BLINC Lab spent an exciting afternoon demonstrating upper limb prosthetic technologies at the Telus World of Science.
It was great to see the enthusiasm of all the young scientists as we demonstrated our robotic hands, arms and 3D printing.
Craig Sherstan was recently awarded a Vanier scholarship to continue his work as a PhD student in the BLINC lab. Craig and his work were recently featured by the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta. You can read the article here.