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Get an overview of the global medical robots market. Visit this Medical Design Briefs Robotics and Automation Hub to receive news, expert advice, and essential information – from the history of medical robots to the technologies of tomorrow.

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: Medical

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
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Briefs: Medical
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.
Products: Software
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

VAT, a manufacturer of high-end vacuum valves, is providing crucial valves needed for the production of the development of medical flow sensors. Flow sensors are...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis unlike anything the world has ever faced, and Clippard recognizes its unique role as a manufacturer of critical components and subassemblies for...

R&D: Medical
A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
Global Innovations: Robotics, Automation & Control
Features: Medical
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
Briefs: Materials
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
Products: Materials
IoT Prototyping Board

Renesas, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a low-power prototyping board that will simplify and speed up product development for IoT endpoint equipment...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Materials

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...

Briefs: Medical

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

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
INSIDER: Medical

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...

R&D: Medical

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...

INSIDER: Medical

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...

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...

Briefs: Medical

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

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