Automation & Controls

Automation & Controls

Learn about the growing surgical robot market. See examples of surgical robots, including autonomous and computer-assisted technologies.

Features: Imaging
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Special Reports: Nanotechnology
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: Medical
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Products: Materials
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Features: Software
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Products: Materials
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
INSIDER: AR/AI

The consequences of workplace automation will likely impact just about every aspect of our lives, and scholars and policymakers need to start thinking about it far more broadly if they...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineers have developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), Farnborough, UK, has designed a budget-friendly plate handler that works in a tight laboratory footprint, developing an innovative product that could...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A reader asks: "With medical robots, what's in it for surgeons?"
Products: Imaging
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...

News: Medical

KMC Global, a group of wholly owned, autonomous companies that manufacture equipment designed to enhance how industries process material, has announced the expansion of its Controls &...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & 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...

INSIDER: Medical

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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The medical robotics market is expected to exceed more than US$13.0 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 21.1 percent. These systems are shifting the design of the surgical suite, changing...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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