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A Robotic Lift for Injured Soldiers

A robotic arm can assist combat medics in making their lifesaving runs safer and quicker.

Jean Thilmany
April 25, 2017
A Step Closer to Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

A brain-machine interface composed of a series of computer chips and electrodes enables the human brain to operate a robotic arm by thought alone.

Kayt Sukel
April 25, 2017
Implanting Fully Working Microbots in Humans

Researchers have developed a way to manufacture microrobots solely from biomaterials that have freely moving parts, can be safely implanted in the body, and can be activated wirelessly.

Nancy S. Giges
April 17, 2017
Living Machines Begin to Emerge

A multicenter, NSF-funded research team is building machines with new functionalities out of living cells.

Monique Brouillette
April 17, 2017
PET Scans of Walking Subjects Could Transform Diagnosis

A device developed by a collaborative team of researchers could turn PET imaging on its head.

Stephanie Stephens
April 10, 2017
Data Helps the Elderly Age Comfortably

By combining algorithms with sensors, engineers have created digital healthcare platforms to help the elderly age comfortably at home.

Jeff O'Heir
April 10, 2017
Social Intelligence Makes Robot Assistants Possible

People interact with robotic AI differently than they do with smartphone apps. That’s why autonomous robots are game-changers when it comes to assisting human beings.

Mollie Bloudoff-I...
April 10, 2017
7 Human Organs on One Chip

Researchers have developed a human-on-a-chip, on which tissue from seven human organs is grown on a small polymer the size of a computer USB device. The chip is used for drug testing to cut the number of animal tests done.

Jean Thilmany
April 10, 2017
A Soft Robot with a Lot of Heart

An innovative design reduces the risk of stroke and bleeding in patients awaiting a new heart.

Jeff O'Heir
April 10, 2017
Using 3D Printing to Build Organs

Placing 3D-printed tissue in a custom bioreactor could help biomedical engineers build solid organs.

Melissae Fellet
April 10, 2017
Smart Mosquito Traps Put the Bite on Disease

Engineers, computer scientists, virologists, and epidemiologists team up to nip the next mosquito-borne epidemic in the bud.

Stephanie Stephens
April 10, 2017
Big Step Forward in Powered Ankle Prostheses

A new model from the U.K. will allow amputees to pick up their foot and walk up slopes.

Cassie Kelly
April 10, 2017
Better Blast Helmets from Fluid Dynamics

Helmets designed using computational fluid dynamics could help dampen shock waves and better protect soldiers from traumatic brain injuries.

Monique Brouillette
April 10, 2017
An Easier Way to Make Reliable Glucose Sensors

Using semiconductor manufacturing methods could help produce a stable, affordable glucose sensor.

Jeff O'Heir
April 10, 2017