medical robot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

 | Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:53 | UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins […]

Robotic Implants Spur Tissue Regeneration Inside the Body

Robotic Implants Spur Tissue Regeneration Inside the Body

|Jan 11, 2018 @ 19:19| An implanted, programmable medical robot can gradually lengthen tubular organs by applying traction forces—stimulating tissue growth in stunted organs without interfering with organ function or causing apparent discomfort, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. The robotic system, described today in Science Robotics, induced cell proliferation and lengthened part of the […]

No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:55 |  Wireless magnetic fields and actuator “muscles” allow folding robots to move without batteries The traditional Japanese art of origami transforms a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a very specific pattern of folds, creases, and crimps. Folding robots based on that principle have […]

Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

May 4, 2017 @ 17:18| The automated, robotic Drill can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new […]

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Apr 13, 2017 @ 15:23 |  Toyota launches a rental service for wearable robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation […]

A Hydraulic Drive High-Power Artificial Muscle

A Hydraulic Drive High-Power Artificial Muscle

Jan 28, 2017 @ 17:29 The high-power artificial muscle that was successfully developed is a kind of McKibben type artificial muscle. As part of the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) Tough Robotics Challenge (Program Manager: Satoshi Tadokoro), which is an initiative of the Cabinet Office Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, the […]

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

Jan 23, 2017 @ 02:40 A Harvard University’s team provided a wearable robot could lower energy expenditure in healthy people walking with a load on their back. Made of functional textiles, cable-based actuation and a biologically-inspired control system, the exosuit targets specific leg joints – instead of the full leg – and delivers assistance that […]

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Jan 22, 2017 @ 18:31 | By Leah Burrows Researchers have developed a soft robot that fits around a heart & helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for heart patient. Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening […]