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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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INSIDER: Medical

Researchers are reporting a breakthrough in the field of materials science and engineering with the development of an electrochemical actuator that uses specialized organic...

INSIDER: Imaging

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Products: Design
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Products: Materials
CT software, electric robot, molding material, and more.
INSIDER: Medical

A team of has demonstrated how adding brain stimulation evokes tactile sensations that make it easier for the operator to manipulate a brain-controlled robotic arm. In their experiment,...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Wearables
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: Internet of Things
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A robotic dispensing system and three kinds of valves.
Briefs: Materials
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Working with computer simulations, researchers have developed a concept for a soft-bodied robot that can turn rigid on demand. The approach could enable a new generation of robots that combine the...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday?...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated...

R&D: Semiconductors & ICs
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: Materials
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
R&D: Nanotechnology
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.
Webinars: Aerospace

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...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.

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