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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.

Features: AR/AI
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Features: Connectivity
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: Medical
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
Technology Leaders: Medical
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.
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: Medical

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: Connectivity
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: 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: Imaging
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Features: Medical
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
R&D: Medical
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.
Products: Materials
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
News: Medical

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: Medical

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: Medical
Features: Medical
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
Products: Medical
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...

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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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