Soft Robots Transform Medicine from the Inside Out

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles bioengineering department developed a tissue-based soft robot that resembles a stingray. The research is being used to transform regenerative medicine, as well as diagnostics and robotic systems that could function within the human body.

Tim Sprinkle
March 19, 2018
Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Children with Scoliosis

A new exoskeleton spine brace promises to offer children and teens with scoliosis more mobility and comfort than traditional braces.

John Tibbetts
February 20, 2018
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A Surgical Robot with Big Ambitions

Based on the mechanism that manipulates professional flight simulators, a new robot could help surgeons realign the largest bone in the body.

Menaka Wilhelm
February 05, 2018
Soft Robotics Target Hand, Finger Rehab for Stroke Patients

A soft robotic device being developed by researchers could give patients a quicker boost toward manipulating their fingers to hold and grasp items.

John Kosowatz
November 13, 2017
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 to Transform 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
Video: Curative Research for Spinal Cord Injuries

When it comes to spinal cord injuries, Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis ( 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