Robotics are finding a place in the medical field. Learn about the advantages of medical robots, and explore how the technologies are being deployed successfully.

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sensing Robots Developed to Monitor Patients

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?...

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...

Technology Leaders: FDA/Regulatory
Is a Medical Robot Really a Robot?
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.

A new research effort aims to improve manufacturing of rapidly deployed structures in order to address future shortages of medical care and quarantine facilities. This...

The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Flexible Screen-Printed Rechargeable Battery
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tapping the Brain to Boost Stroke Rehabilitation
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.
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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Muscles Could Turn Back Body Clock by 2050

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products and Services: October 2020 Medical Design Briefs
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.
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.
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...

The new design combines both pinch and power grips.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Robot Does Superior Job Sampling Blood
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

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