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Technology Leaders: FDA/Regulatory

Is a Medical Robot Really a Robot?

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
System Turns Soft Robots Rigid on Demand
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Flexible Screen-Printed Rechargeable Battery
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy

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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Surgical Robotics: The Art of Saving Costs with Cables

A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2020 Product Buyer's Guide
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Microrobot Can Flip Through Live Colon
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single-Use Applications Maximize Biomanufacturing Agility
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Taking Benchtop Fluid Dispensing to a New Level of Process Control
The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Microscale Robotics Help Improve Surgical Control

An origami-inspired miniature robot moves in multiple dimensions to help correct hand tremors and other disturbances during teleoperation. The robot is the size of a tennis ball, weighs...

A new robotic system may help hospitals preserve protective gear, limit staff exposure to COVID-19, and provide more time for clinical work. The robotic system gives...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Muscles Could Turn Back Body Clock by 2050

A new project will explore how artificial muscles could radically transform treatment options in the future and effectively turn back the body clock. emPOWER robotic muscles will be...

Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new measurement method to test whether an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.

During the current coronavirus pandemic, one of the riskiest parts of a healthcare worker’s job is assessing people who have symptoms of COVID-19. Researchers from MIT,...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Arm Helps Perform Delicate Surgeries
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Drug-Loaded Microrobots Attach to Cancer Tissue
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.

The Weiss-Aug Group, a manufacturing partner for precision metal stamping, injection molding, and integrated component assembly, and Boulder, CO–based...

The robotic surgery market is currently in a rapid state of expansion. It has welcomed dozens of new companies in the last decade, and the range of technologies, uses, and applications of robotic...

VAT, a manufacturer of high-end vacuum valves, is providing crucial valves needed for the production of the development of medical flow sensors. Flow sensors are...

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis unlike anything the world has ever faced, and Clippard recognizes its unique role as a manufacturer of critical components and subassemblies for...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Robot Does Superior Job Sampling Blood
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products & Services: April 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
The new design combines both pinch and power grips.
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

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