Keyword: Surgical Robotics/​Instruments

Robotics, Automation & Control

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

USC researchers unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices through common food such as fruit and vegetables....

Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
In this episode of Here’s an Idea, we speak to three researchers who are finding ways to automate surgical tasks, from suturing,to spotting tumors.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These robots could perform basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

Briefs: Motion Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This mini robot improves precision and control of teleoperated surgical procedures.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at the University of Houston report that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
INSIDER: Energy

A new metal-air scavenger works like a battery, in that it provides power by repeatedly breaking and forming a series of chemical bonds. But it also works like a harvester,...

Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Manufacturing and Outsourcing - May 2020

How are advances in automation/robotics, welding, 3D printing, and other fabrication technologies shaping the future of medical device manufacturing? Find out in this Special Report – a...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots are in high demand as medical professionals seek hands-free ways to disinfect environments and contain the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19.

Briefs: Motion Control

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Rutgers University engineers have created a tabletop device that can draw blood or insert catheters to deliver fluids and drugs. The device can accurately pinpoint blood vessels, improving success...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In the future, soft, animal-inspired robots may be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments in which rigid robots cannot currently be used such as inside the human body or in spaces that are too...

Briefs: Medical

Microrobots that can deliver drugs to specific spots inside the body while being monitored and controlled from outside the body have been developed that also can treat tumors in the...

News: Medical

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes
News: Medical
A reader asks: "With medical robots, what's in it for surgeons?"
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Insertable, Miniature, In-Vivo Surgical Robot with Embedded Control

This innovation is a miniature, in-vivo surgical robot that is able to be inserted into the peritoneal cavity under insufflation. It is designed to perform Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS). This robotic device is capable of direct visualization of the surgical...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Surgical Devices, Systems, and Related Methods

Various advancements have been made in the development of miniature in vivo surgical robots. These robots are designed to perform Laparoendo scopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS). After being inserted through a single incision, these robots can perform surgical procedures in a dexterous...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers Engineer Light-Activated Skeletal Muscle

Scientists at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania are taking more than inspiration from nature — they’re taking ingredients. The group has genetically engineered muscle cells to flex in response to light, and is using the light-sensitive tissue to build highly articulated robots. This...