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by   -   April 29, 2013

robot_snakeThe search-and-rescue test involved sending the dogs through a concrete pipe into the “collapsed building” at an emergency-response training centre. They had been trained to bark when they found a point of interest. When they did so, the harnessed unlocked and deployed the robots, which then sent back a video feed via an attached wire linking the machine to its operators. One of the problems faced by the researchers was that as the robot twisted itself about, the video also rotated, making it difficult to navigate the machine. A software-based fix ensured the video would always appear the right way up, whatever way the robot’s camera was angled.

 

Read more: BBC News

 

by   -   December 21, 2012


Medrobotics, previously CardioRobotics, just completed a $32 million series D round of financing to help finalize commercializing the first surgical snake robot, co-invented by Howie Choset, a CMU professor.

The Flex Robotic System will enable hospitals and surgeons to expand their offering of single-site access, visualization and treatment options.

With this round of funding, Medrobotics has raised more than $60 million since its inception.