Keyword: Surgical Robotics/​Instruments

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INSIDER: Propulsion

Our muscles are nature’s perfect actuators — devices that turn energy into motion. For their size, muscle fibers are more powerful and precise than most synthetic actuators....

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Special Reports: Motion Control
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Robotics - March 2024

Read about the latest advances in robots for space exploration, healthcare, search & rescue, warehouse automation, and more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs, Medical Design...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

“Soft robots,” medical devices and implants, and next-generation drug delivery methods could soon be guided with magnetism — thanks to a metal-free magnetic gel...

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Special Reports: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - March 2024

Assembly technology for next-gen robot-assisted surgery…advancing medical device sustainability with new specialty thermoplastics…how to integrate IoT devices to improve safety in medical...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The lungs are one of the most difficult organs for physicians to navigate. They have a dense network of blood vessels, bronchi, and other critical anatomical structures that makes...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

People who received gentle electric currents on the back of their heads learned to maneuver a robotic surgery tool in virtual reality and then in a real...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineers at Princeton University and Google have come up with a new way to teach robots to know when they don’t know. The technique involves quantifying the...

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Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
Surgical robots allow doctors to perform complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than possible with traditional techniques. Surgical robots are also sometimes used in conventional open surgical procedures.
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Blog: Medical
Researchers have created smart, advanced materials that will be the building blocks for a future generation of soft medical microrobots.
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Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have demonstrated that their steerable robot can autonomously maneuver the intricacies of the lung, while avoiding important lung structures.
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Podcasts: Medical
AI can enhance healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and enable personalized treatments.
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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Robotics - July 2023

Read about the latest advances in robots for space exploration, healthcare, manufacturing, and more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs, Medical Design Briefs, and Aerospace &...

INSIDER: Software

Researchers from UCLA and the United States Army Research Laboratory have laid out a new approach for enhancing artificial intelligence-powered computer vision technologies by...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The new robot, developed by engineers at the University of Waterloo, uses ultraviolet (UV) light and magnetic force to move on any surface, even up walls and across ceilings.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The soft robotic models are patient-specific and could help clinicians zero in on the best implant for an individual.

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Quiz: Medical
How much do you know about medical robots, a market expected to reach $22.89 billion by 2030? Find out with this quiz.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A team has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size so that they can walk autonomously.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

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Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
How much do you know about humanoid robots?
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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - August 2022

A novel ink that enables 3D printing of bone with living cells...advances in ultrasonic welding of plastics...additive manufacturing of self-powered wearable devices. Read these stories and...

Briefs: Medical

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons...

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Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Are soft machines an important technology for the future?

Soft machines — a subcategory of robotics that uses deformable materials instead of rigid links — are an emerging technology commonly used in wearable robotics and biomimetics (e.g., prosthetic limbs).

INSIDER: Medical

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick,...

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INSIDER: Medical

What if your next surgery was planned and performed by a robot? A team at Johns Hopkins University is working to turn this idea into reality.

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INSIDER: Design

Soft machines — a subcategory of robotics that uses deformable materials instead of rigid links — are an emerging technology commonly used in wearable robotics and biomimetics (e.g.,...

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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: Materials
By electrically stimulating nerves, this therapy can reduce epileptic seizures and soothe chronic pain without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An electrically driven soft valve paves the way for fully soft robots.
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Application Briefs: Lighting
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
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