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Two hands are better than one

The HOPE hand is a hand orthosis with powered extension to better serve individuals who need assistance opening their hand, to provide them with improved capabilities to perform activities of daily living, and to help them re-gain their independence.
01 August 2022, by

New imaging method makes tiny robots visible in the body

Microrobots have the potential to revolutionize medicine. Researchers at the Max Planck ETH Centre for Learning Systems have now developed an imaging technique that for the first time recognises cell-​sized microrobots individually and at high resolution in a living organism.
20 May 2022, by

Innovative ‘smart socks’ could help millions living with dementia

‘Smart socks’ that track rising distress in the wearer could improve the wellbeing of millions of people with dementia, non-verbal autism and other conditions that affect communication.
13 May 2022, by

Sensing Parkinson’s symptoms

Researchers apply exosuit sensors to measure muscle strain.
22 April 2022, by

Interview with Andrea Thomaz (co-founder of Diligent Robotics): socially intelligent automation solutions for hospitals

We sat down with Dr. Thomaz to talk about Moxi, how to manage people’s expectations about robots, and advice for young people and women in robotics.
16 April 2022, by and

Exoskeletons with personalize-your-own settings

Users who could adjust the timing, torque of an ankle exoskeleton typically found comfortable settings in under two minutes.
04 April 2022, by



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Handheld surgical robot can help stem fatal blood loss

The AI-Guided Ultrasound Intervention Device is a lifesaving technology that helps a range of users deliver complex medical interventions at the point of injury.
28 March 2022, by

Interview with Axel Krieger and Justin Opfermann: autonomous robotic laparoscopic surgery for intestinal anastomosis

Anastomosis is an essential step to the reconstructive phase of surgery and is performed over a million times each year in the United States alone. Surgical outcomes for patients are highly dependent on the surgeon’s skill. Their paper describes a surgical robot and workflow to perform autonomous anastomosis of the small bowel.
06 March 2022, by

New implant offers promise for the paralyzed

A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing.
03 March 2022, by
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A Robot You Swallow, with Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith discusses a robot you swallow that livestreams your digestive system for medical procedures such as endoscopies.
03 January 2022, by

Pietro Valdastri’s Plenary Talk – Medical capsule robots: a Fantastic Voyage

Capsule robots can enter the human body through natural orifices or small incisions, and detect and cure life-threatening diseases in a non-invasive manner. This talk provides a perspective on how this field has evolved in the last ten years.

Surgeons to reach prostate with robot

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Every year about 13,000 Dutch men are diagnosed with this disease. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, about 1 in 10 men suffers from...
21 September 2021, by

Three new helper robots at the Hsinchu National Taiwan University Hospital

ADATA Technology has collaborated with researchers at Hsinchu National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) to introduce the C-Rob Autonomous Mobile Robots. These robots use Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...
13 August 2021, by and

Long-distance robot-assisted heart surgery and beyond

In 2018, five patients at the Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, India, received treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD) the same way 3 million others do each year: a small balloon was inserted in...
13 April 2021, by
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Inside Cybathlon, with Anni Kern

Robohub Podcast · Inside Cybathlon Kate speaks with Anni Kern, Head of Communication, strategy, and teams at Cybathlon for over four years. She describes the motivation and concepts for the Cybath...
16 February 2021, by

Two teams from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia will compete at the Cybathlon Global Edition 2020, the Olympics dedicated to new prosthetic technologie

IIT’s teams will compete in the "Powered Arm Prosthesis" category showing two different robotic arm prostheses made in Italy: SoftHandPro and Hannes. The race course is about 30 metres long and will...
13 November 2020, by

Wearable technologies to make rehab more precise

By Tim Sullivan / Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Communications A group based out of the Spaulding Motion Analysis Lab at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital published “Enabling Precision Rehabi...
04 October 2020, by
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A Social Robot Companion for Older Adults, with Dor Skuler

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Dor Skuler, CEO and co-founder of Intuition Robotics, about a socially assistive robot for older adults named ElliQ. Skuler discusses the motivation for ElliQ, ...
18 March 2019, by
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Towards using Micro and Nano Robots in the Human Body, with Peer Fischer

In this episode, Marwa ElDiwiny interview Peer Fisher, a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and the Director of the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck I...
06 August 2018, by
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Hyundai’s Exoskeletons, with Sangin Park

In this interview, Audrow Nash speaks with Sangin Park, Senior Research Engineer at Hyundai, about exoskeletons. Park describes three exoskeleton prototypes: one for helping workers reduce back pain, ...
14 May 2018, by
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Socially Assistive Robots, with Maja Matarić

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Maja Matarić, a professor at the University of Southern California and the Chief Science Officer of Embodied, about socially assistive robotics. Socially ass...
19 March 2018, by
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Collaborative Systems for Drug Discovery, with Peter Harris

In this episode, Abate interviews Peter Harris from HighRes Biosolutions about automation in the field of drug discovery. At HighRes Biosolutions they are developing modular robotic systems that work ...
18 February 2018, by
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250

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Learning Prosthesis Control Parameters, with Helen Huang

In this interview, Audrow Nash interviews Helen Huang, Joint Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State, about a method of tuning powered lower limb prosthes...
24 December 2017, by
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Semi-active Prostheses, with Peter Adamczyk

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Peter Adamczyk, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on semi-active foot and ankle prostheses. The difference is that active below-knee p...
24 November 2017, by

Brain surgery: The robot efficacy test?

The internet hummed last week with reports that “Humans Still Make Better Surgeons Than Robots.” Stanford University Medical Center set off the tweetstorm with its seemingly scathing repo...
02 November 2017, by
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Robot Pediatric Coach, with Ayanna Howard

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Ayanna Howard, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, about her work to help children with the movement disorder cerebral palsy. Howard discusses ho...
30 September 2017, by

Robotic system monitors specific neurons

by Anne Trafton Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of information about that neuron’s function and how it coordinates with other cells in ...
04 September 2017, by

Udacity Robotics video series: Interview with Cory Kidd from Catalia Health

Mike Salem from Udacity's Robotics Nanodegree is hosting a series of interviews with professional roboticists as part of their free online material....
02 September 2017, by

Long-term control of brain-computer interfaces by users with locked-in syndrome

Using Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) as a way to give people with locked-in syndrome back reliable communication and control capabilities has long been a futuristic trope of medical dramas and sci-f...
28 August 2017, by

New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also disrupt sleep. Diagnosing and monitoring these conditions usually requires a...
09 August 2017, by







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