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Flexible Screen-Printed Rechargeable Battery
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Surgical Robotics: The Art of Saving Costs with Cables
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
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.
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...

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.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Takes Contact-Free Measurements of Patient Vital Signs

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.
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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Surgery Market Rapidly Expanding

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...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Clippard Adds Staff to Address COVID-19 Demands

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...

Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
The new design combines both pinch and power grips.
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

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