Robotics

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
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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
Top 6 Robotic Applications in Medicine

Top applications for robots in medicine include telepresence, surgical assistance, and rehabilitation.

Mark Crawford
April 10, 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
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