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Get an overview of the global medical robots market. Visit this Medical Design Briefs Robotics and Automation Hub to receive news, expert advice, and essential information – from the history of medical robots to the technologies of tomorrow.

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System Turns Soft Robots Rigid on Demand
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensing Robots Developed to Monitor Patients
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Patients Respond Well to ‘Robotic’ Doctors
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus (July 2021): Molding
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Sense of Touch Improves Control of Robotic Arm

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

Is a Medical Robot Really a Robot?

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Researchers have devleoped a new, high-performance artificial muscle technology that enables more human-like motion due to its flexibility and adaptability but outperforms...

INSIDER: Medical

For the first time, BrainGate clinical trial participants with tetraplegia have demonstrated use of an intracortical wireless BCI with an external wireless transmitter....

INSIDER: Medical

Using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology, newly developed exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own....

Supplements: AR/AI
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: AR/AI
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Products: Software
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Products: Medical
A robotic dispensing system and three kinds of valves.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
R&D: Wearables
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Medical
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: Materials
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
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
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.
Upcoming Webinars: Defense

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
Technology Leaders: Medical
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Medical
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: Medical

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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Medical

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...

Products: Connectivity
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
R&D: Medical
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.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Medical
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Briefs: Medical
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
R&D: Medical
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.

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