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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

Smaller, smarter, softer robotic arm for endoscopic surgery

By Leah Burrows, SEAS Communications Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body. However, once they arrive at their target, these devices re...
04 August 2017, by

Robot-driven device improves crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint degeneration over time. Slow walking spee...
27 July 2017, by



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SMART trials self-driving wheelchair at hospital

Singapore and MIT have been at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. First, there were self-driving golf buggies. Then, an autonomous electric car. Now, leveraging similar technology, MIT a...
26 July 2017, by

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects, 2016: CYBERLEGs++

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 proje...
09 July 2017, by

A robotic doctor is gearing up for action

A robotic doctor that can be controlled hundreds of kilometres away by a human counterpart is gearing up for action. Getting a check-up from a robot may sound like something from a sci-fi film, but sc...
29 June 2017, by

Snake robots slither into our hearts, literally

The biblical narrative of the Garden of Eden describes how the snake became the most cursed of all beasts: “you shall walk on your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.” The rep...
27 June 2017, by

Shrinking data for surgical training

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a fiber-optic camera is inserted into a patient’s abdominal cavity to provide a video feed that guides the surgeon through a minimally invasive procedure...
21 June 2017, by

Trusting robots with our lives

The key takeaway from Tuesday’s RobotLabNYC forum, on “Exploring The Autonomous Future,” was humans are the key to robot adoption. Dr. Howard Morgan of First Round Capital expressed to the audie...
19 June 2017, by

Are robots the future of precision lung surgery?

No matter how great a surgeon is, robotic assistance can bring a higher level of precision to the operating table. The ability to remotely operate a robot that can hold precision instruments greatly i...
13 June 2017, by

Growing healthy resilient biological tissues on humanoid robots

Musculoskeletal robots may one day assist the growth of replacement tissue grafts for transplant patients....
12 May 2017, by

Robots pick up the challenge of home care needs

This article was first published on the IEC e-tech website. Advances in sensors have increased the ability of assistive robots to perform domestic handling and mobility assistance tasks as well as ...
12 April 2017, by

Sports-concussion dilemma: Robot doctors could be the answer in rural America

From bustling cities to tiny farming communities, the bright lights of the local stadium are common beacons to the Friday night ritual of high school football. But across the sprawling stretches of ru...
07 April 2017, by

Putting data in the hands of doctors

Computer scientist Regina Barzilay is working with MIT students and medical doctors in an ambitious bid to revolutionize cancer care. She is relying on a tool largely unrecognized in the oncology wor...
17 February 2017, by

Open Bionics partners with NHS for feasibility study to develop hands for amputees

Open Bionics is to be awarded to £100,000 through SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England initiative, as part of its new challenge to fund innovations that will support children living with disability and lo...
19 January 2017, by

Catalia Health uses social robots to improve health outcomes

Catalia Health is leading the surge in social robotics, with Mabu, their patient care management system. Catalia Health likes to be seen primarily as a health company that utilizes robots, rather th...
17 January 2017, by and
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A Wearable Robotic Extra-Finger for Grasp Compensation, with Domenico Prattichizzo

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Domenico Prattichizzo, Professor of Robotics at the University of Siena and Senior Scientist at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova in Italy, about a ...
07 January 2017, by
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Speech-Controlled Wheelchair, with Vladimir Stanovov

In this episode, Christina Brester interviews Vladimir Stanovov, PhD student and researcher at the Siberian State Aerospace University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia). Stanovov speaks about a speech-controlled ...
23 December 2016, by

The rise of China’s medical robotics sector

An emerging need China’s once abundant labor force has contributed to the country’s astonishing economic success in recent decades. But in the coming decades, the percentage of retirees relativ...
22 December 2016, by

Robot co-workers in the operating room

Robots won’t steal our jobs, but they will help us out conducting tiring and dangerous tasks, enabling humans to focus on creative and teaching activities where fantasy and sensitivity are needed. T...
26 October 2016, by

It’s not only engineers who work in robotics

Robotics has always been an interdisciplinary field - one that integrates knowledge from computer science, mechanical, electrical, controls, and other areas of engineering. But as robots move out of f...
12 October 2016, by

Robots can successfully imitate human motions in the operating room

By: Marcus Banks The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a robot. This is the implication of research recently published by Dr. Elena De Momi and colleagues in the open a...
26 September 2016, by
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ExoAtlet: Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation, with Ekaterina Bereziy

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Ekaterina Bereziy, Founder and CEO of ExoAtlet, about exoskeletons for the disabled and for rehabilitation. Transcript below....
02 September 2016, by

Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer s...
30 August 2016, by
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Human 2.0: Exoskeletons and Orthoses, with Hugh Herr

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Hugh Herr, Director of the Biomechatronics Group at MIT. Herr talks about the accident that led to the amputation of both of his legs below the knee and how th...
20 August 2016, by

Artificial intelligence could transform healthcare, but we need to accept it first

Scientists in Japan reportedly saved a woman’s life by applying artificial intelligence to help them diagnose a rare form of cancer. Faced with a 60-year-old woman whose cancer diagnosis was unrespo...
19 August 2016, by

Living with a prosthesis that learns: A case-study in translational medicine

Picture the scene: one day you wake up in a hospital with no memory of what happened and you discover in horror that your left hand is no longer there. The doctors say you’ve been in a car accident ...







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