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Automation in the medical field is growing. Learn all about the medical automation technologies market, including equipment coding tools, and diagnosis systems.

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Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Product of the Month: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Proportional Pressure Controls

Microcontrollers from Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, utilize the company’s EVP and DVP proportional valves allowing for steady, repeatable...

Product of the Month: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing
Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing

Manufacturers in the medical industry face unique challenges in terms of product mix, throughput requirements, quality standards, and regulatory guidelines. Whether a company is developing...

Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industrial Robots Operate in Real Time
Industrial Robots Operate in Real Time

Scientists have developed software that enables industrial robots to form and adjust the trajectories of the movements of their tools while maintaining accuracy in real time. The software uses...

Industrial Robots Operate in Real Time
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
Briefs : Motion Control
Robotics Motion Control: The Complex Relationship Between Movement and Task
Robotics Motion Control: The Complex Relationship Between Movement and Task

As more medical companies seek robots for increasingly complex tasks such as robotic-assisted surgeries, systems developers tasked with building these robots see an...

Robotics Motion Control: The Complex Relationship Between Movement and Task
Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Medical
An Army of Microrobots Can Wipe Out Dental Plaque
An Army of Microrobots Can Wipe Out Dental Plaque

A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. What if, instead, a dentist could deploy a small...

An Army of Microrobots Can Wipe Out Dental Plaque
Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Want a Magnetized Medical Robot? Just 3D Print It
Want a Magnetized Medical Robot? Just 3D Print It
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes
Want a Magnetized Medical Robot? Just 3D Print It
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Answering Your Questions: How Do Medical Robots Help Surgeons?
Answering Your Questions: How Do Medical Robots Help Surgeons?
A reader asks: "With medical robots, what's in it for surgeons?"
Answering Your Questions: How Do Medical Robots Help Surgeons?
Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling
Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling

Peristaltic Fill/Finish System

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Cornwall, UK, has unveiled a new highly accurate peristaltic fill/finish system. A wide variety of modules are available for...

Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Board-to Board Connector

A miniature board-to-board connector from Hirose, Downers Grove, IL, combines a rugged design with transmission speeds of more than 10 Gpbs to...

New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy
Robots Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project. A research team has created a system that allows two robotic...

Robots Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Endoscopic Robot Offers Precision Control
Flexible Endoscopic Robot Offers Precision Control

A flexible endoscopic surgical robot opens a new chapter for minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery with its precision control of 3.7 mm diameter robotic arms. The two arms, placed at the...

Flexible Endoscopic Robot Offers Precision Control
INSIDER : Design
Training Program Launched for Revolutionary Surgical Robotic System
Training Program Launched for Revolutionary Surgical Robotic System

A U.S.-based training program has been launched for Versius, a next-generation surgical robotic system that uses biomimicry to perform like a human arm. CMR Surgical has...

Training Program Launched for Revolutionary Surgical Robotic System
R&D : Medical
Upon Inspection, Robots Pick Up and Understand Any Object
Upon Inspection, Robots Pick Up and Understand Any Object

A system lets robots inspect random objects and visually understand them enough to accomplish specific tasks without ever having seen them before. The system, called Dense Object Nets...

Upon Inspection, Robots Pick Up and Understand Any Object
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Collaborative Robots Fill Automation Gaps For Medical Device Manufacturers
Collaborative Robots Fill Automation Gaps For Medical Device Manufacturers

When small and mid-sized medical device manufacturers envision a robot, many think of either huge industrial robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories or...

Collaborative Robots Fill Automation Gaps For Medical Device Manufacturers
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research
3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research

A 3D printed biopsy robot is propelled by cylinders driven by air pressure. With the help of hoses that supply the air, the control of the robot can be placed outside the MRI scanner. The...

3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research
Blog : Medical
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Robotics are increasingly find a role in patient rehabilitation. But are the technologies safe?
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Materials, Sensors Combine to Make Realistic Robotic Small Intestine
Flexible Materials, Sensors Combine to Make Realistic Robotic Small Intestine

Researchers are developing an artificial, robotic small intestine for use in medical laboratories. The idea of a robotic small intestine may seem strange, as...

Flexible Materials, Sensors Combine to Make Realistic Robotic Small Intestine
Features : AR/AI
The Promise of Asimov Robots in Medical Manufacturing

Most people are aware of the newest developments and the latest generation of robots and artificial intelligence (AI). Much has been made of how these things will bring changes to manufacturing and will impact jobs. Medical device manufacturing can clearly benefit as much as any industry with...

Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Center Demonstrates Decentralized, Digital Factory
Center Demonstrates Decentralized, Digital Factory

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have established a joint digital factory demo in the Smart...

Center Demonstrates Decentralized, Digital Factory
Features : Software
Open Core Engineering: New Freedom for Machine Automation Programming

The increasing sophistication and complexity of medical devices is compounded by strict regulatory requirements that demand systems that can produce consistent, repeatable results. Automation has been key to achieving these goals while maximizing output and minimizing...

Products : Medical
Disposable Cartridge Components

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable cartridges are manufactured under strict tolerance levels and multi-cavity tooling. Every cavity on each mold was...

News : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip
Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip

Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation — rolling, pivoting, bending, and sensing friction — are a challenge for today's robots. A University of Washington team of computer scientists...

Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip

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