Robotics & Automation

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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: Medical

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Products: Data Acquisition
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Briefs: Materials
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
INSIDER: Medical

In the era of social distancing, using robots for some healthcare interactions is a promising way to reduce in-person contact between healthcare workers and sick patients. However, a key...

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: Materials

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
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
INSIDER: Medical

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Medical
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
R&D: Medical
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.
On-Demand 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...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & 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...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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

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
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
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

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: Medical
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.

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