Robotics/​Automation

News : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tech-Etch Announces Sale of Company to its Employees

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has sold 100 percent of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company.

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Coordinate Measuring Machine

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, has released a new coordinate measuring machine (SMM) platform. The Global S CMM...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

News : Medical
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.
INSIDER : Medical
Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Using Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S....

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products and Services: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs

IP 66 Enclosures

ABS electronic enclosures from ROLEC, Bridgeville, PA, are now available in 10 sizes, many of which are compatible with other standard products. TechnoBOX...

Features : Medical
In-Wheel Suspension on SoftWheels Provides Smooth Ride for Wheelchair Users

Daniel Barel's initial objective was straightforward. He wanted to make life more comfortable for people who are confined to wheelchairs. Curbs, different surfaces,...

News : Materials
Electronic Skin Stretched to New Limits

An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing, and strain sensitivity to new limits outperforms previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities. Smart...

Products : Medical
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for ease-of-use...

Features : Motion Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

White Papers : Aerospace
Streamlining Machinery and Production Lines With HP Multi Jet Fusion 3d Printing

Machinery and production line component production has typically been served with traditional processes such as CNC machining and injection molding. However, as industries strive to find greater efficiencies and add more value for their customers, machinery and...

White Papers : Medical
Guide to Strategic Sourcing with a Contract Manufacturing Partner

Corporate procurement, or sourcing, is moving away from its traditional focus on transactional unit costs and towards the strategic goal of building strong, effective supply chains that deliver great overall value to an organization at the lowest total cost. This guide to...

INSIDER : Medical
MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery

Researchers have designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The MRI-guided...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster

Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

INSIDER : Medical
Amputees Lend a Hand to Neural Interfacing Research

Michael “Shawn” Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Improving Power Requirements of Surgical Robots

The UK National Health Service (NHS) recently invited companies to tender for a contract to provide £300 million (~$429.12 million) worth of surgical robots to surgeries across the UK. With it...

Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Robotics are increasingly find a role in patient rehabilitation. But are the technologies safe?
Webinars : Robotics, Automation & Control
How Robotics Are Revolutionizing Rehabilitation

Robots are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare, helping people regain motor skills lost to injury. Examples include therapy robots that help injured patients regain their motor functionality, and stroke rehabilitation, through the application of advances in robotics and...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop positioning...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Making the Switch from Manual Squeeze Bottles to Benchtop Fluid Dispensing

Depositing small, repeatable volumes of fluid in assembly applications spans a diverse range of industries. The ability to deposit precise amounts of material is an...

Features : Medical
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 2

The need for thermal management continues to increase in the medical industry. Active thermal management is critical for applications such as patient core temperature management, skin cooling,...

Briefs : Wearables
Malleable ‘Electronic Skin’ Self-Healable, Recyclable

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Cartesian Handling Systems - a Technical Comparison With Conventional Robots

The trend in conventional assembly and handling solutions is moving from robots to energy-efficient and cost-optimized systems. Conventional robot solutions are too large-scale for many applications and frequently offer more functions and degrees of freedom than are...

INSIDER : Medical
Personalizing Wearable Devices

When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

Features : Medical
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

INSIDER : Medical
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...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Wearables Robotics Lab: Moving Toward Robotic Suits

The next generation of wearable robots will have lightweight parts, can be put on like a suit, and will not require additional support from crutches, according to researchers. The new types...

News : Medical
Surgical Robotics Market to Grow an Impressive 17 Percent by 2022

The surgical robotics market will experience an impressive 17 percent CAGR, from US $3.4 billion in 2016 to US $8.8 billion in 2022. According to market research firm Yole...

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Design and Simulation of an Inverter Power Module for Electric...