medical robot

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Dec 27, 2016 @ 18:28 |  The LUKE Arm (“Life Under Kinetic Evolution”) is the first commercially available FDA-approved robotic prosthetic arm. It is manufactured by Mobius Bionics LLC of Manchester, N.H.. The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the […]

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Nov 2, 2016 @ 22:26 | By John Toon (404-894-6986) (jtoon@gatech.edu) |  For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to […]

Multi-Functional Robots may be Possible With New Composite Thread

Multi-Functional Robots may be Possible With New Composite Thread

Nov 2, 2016 @ 20:51 | By Hillary Sanctuary  EPFL scientists have developed a new type of composite thread that varies in stiffness depending on its temperature. Applications range from multi-functional robots to knitted casts, and even tunable medical devices. A new type of thread has been developed at EPFL that varies in stiffness depending on its […]

2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap Released

2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap Released

Nov 2, 2016 @ 19:42 |  2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap focuses on autonomous vehicles, eldercare, manufacturing, application of internet of things in robotics and more. A new U.S. Robotics Roadmap released Oct. 31 calls for better policy frameworks to safely integrate new technologies, such as self-driving cars and commercial drones, into everyday life. The document […]

Shape-programmable Miniscule Robots

Shape-programmable Miniscule Robots

Sep 27, 2016 @ 18:06 | Soft materials that can use magnetic fields to generate desired time-varying shapes could provide an engine for microswimmers One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry out medical functions in specific locations. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for […]

First Single Actuator Wave-like Robot in the World Developed at BGU

First Single Actuator Wave-like Robot in the World Developed at BGU

Aug 1, 2016 @ 17:03 |  The first SAW (Single Actuator Wave-like Robot) that produces a pure wave motion using a single motor has been developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The SAW robot is designed for medical applications, maintenance, search and rescue and security scenarios. The unique robot was developed by Dr. David […]

Drexel’s Microswimmer Robots Can Work Together — And Apart

Drexel’s Microswimmer Robots Can Work Together — And Apart

Jul 28, 2016 @ 18:37 |  While developing microswimmer robots for surgical and targeted drug delivery applications, Drexel researchers demonstrated the chain-like robots ability to split apart, operate individually, then link back together. Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that […]

New Remote-Controlled Micro-Robots for Medical Operations

New Remote-Controlled Micro-Robots for Medical Operations

 Jul 22, 2016 @ 16:57 | By Laure-Anne Pessina | EPFL | Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building micro-robots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations. For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature […]