Robotics

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Smooth Operator: Robot Could Transform Soft-tissue Surgery

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot, or STAR,is taking robotics to a new frontier in the operating room.

Alan Brown
August 14, 2017
Innovations in Orthopedic Devices and Procedure Improvement Solutions to Transform the Industry

The orthopedic devices industry will continue to be a promising area in the global medical technology space, and is expected to rank third in sales after cardiology and in-vitro diagnostics by 2020. Read more about the market predictions from Frost & Sullivan.

August 08, 2017
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Video: Curative Research for Spinal Cord Injuries

When it comes to spinal cord injuries, Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis (GUSU2cure.org) isn't simply looking for effective treatments, they are looking for cures. Rob Wudlick, Chair of GUSU2Cure, describes the work being done and the many technological advances they are making.

June 30, 2017
An Updated Look at US Healthcare Robotics

Currently, only two to five percent of all surgical procedures involve robotic-assisted surgical devices (RASDs). How could this change over the next few years?

June 15, 2017
Snakelike Robot Could Image, Operate on Intestines

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er Sheva, Israel, have created a robot that may one day replace expensive colonoscopies and inefficient pill cameras.

Mollie Bloudoff-I...
June 12, 2017
Hand-in-Glove Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One in 20 working Americans suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. A new robotic sleeve may help them.

Dan Ferber
June 05, 2017
Exploring the Mysteries of Motion

We discuss two university labs that seek inspiration in nature to design robots that can walk and jump and robotic limbs that help restore normal motion for amputees.

Mark Crawford
May 30, 2017
Video: STAR Advances Autonomous Robot Surgery

A surgical robot called STAR (Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot) is changing surgery as we know it through the one element missing from previous surgical robots: intelligence.

May 22, 2017
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
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
Hydrogel Robots Pinpoint Drug Delivery

Researchers at Columbia University have created a squishy robot to enable targeted drug delivery.

Michael Abrams
April 10, 2017
Top 6 Robotic Applications in Medicine

Top applications for robots in medicine include telepresence, surgical assistance, rehabilitation, medical transportation, sanitation and disinfection, and dispensing prescriptions.

Mark Crawford
April 10, 2017
The Education of a Surgical Robot

Autonomous surgical robots can perform remotely, even when communications with a remote surgeon are poor.

Jeff O'Heir
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