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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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Microrobot Can Flip Through Live Colon
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.
Upcoming Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Watch Live at 11 am ET: The 2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

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...

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.

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.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products & Services: June 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.

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.
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products & Services: April 2020 Medical Design Briefs
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.

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...

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

Technology Leaders: Materials
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.

Robots are at the forefront of innovation in the last decade, leading the medical device industry to the cusp of a new technological shift: The...

Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft...

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to...

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands — in particular for amputees — that combines individual finger control and...

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform smart wearables.

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

An electronic glove can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure,...

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