Keyword: Robotics

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R&D: Medical

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

Briefs: Materials
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Wearables
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
Briefs: Medical
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Briefs: Medical
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
Briefs: AR/AI
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Global Innovations: Robotics, Automation & Control
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Features: Medical
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
Briefs: Medical

University of Toronto engineering researchers have developed a super stretchy, transparent, and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin. Dubbed artificial...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft...

Briefs: Medical

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair,...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

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