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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

How to reduce Zika using flying robots

Mosquitos kill more humans every year than any other animal on the planet and conventional methods to reduce mosquito-borne illnesses haven’t worked as well as many hoped. So we’ve been hard at wo...
15 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


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IASP 2016: Prostheses and Finding Shoes, with Vadim Kotenev and Vagan Martirosyan

In this episode, Audrow Nash and Christina Brester conduct interviews at the 2016 International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation conference in Moscow, Russia. They speak with Vadim...
09 June 2017, by and

Researcher to develop bio-inspired ‘smart’ knee for prosthetics

A researcher at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is developing a bio-inspired ‘smart’ knee joint for prosthetic lower limbs. Dr Appolinaire Etoundi, based at Bristol Robotics La...
01 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

Hard at work: A review of the Laevo Exoskeleton

Back pain is one of the leading causes of work absenteeism in the UK, with 8.8 million days lost to work-related muscoskeletal disorders per year. On average, each case causes 16 days of absenteeism, ...
23 February 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

Cargo drones deliver in the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon is home to thousands of local indigenous communities spread across very remote areas. As a result, these sparsely populated communities rarely have reliable access to essential medicines an...
16 February 2017, by

5 global problems that AI could help us solve

There’s a great deal of concern over artificial intelligence; what it means for our jobs, whether robots will one day replace us in the workplace, whether it will one day lead to robot wars. But cur...
10 February 2017, by

Technical challenges in machine ethics

Machine ethics offers an alternative solution for artificial intelligence (AI) safety governance. In order to mitigate risks in human-robot interactions, robots will have to comply with humanity’s e...
08 February 2017, by

Wearable AI that can detect the tone of a conversation

It’s a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions like Asperger’s, this can make social situations extremely stressf...
01 February 2017, by

Soft exosuit economies: Understanding the costs of lightening the load

Last year, Harvard’s soft exosuit team provided first proof-of-concept results showing that its wearable robot could lower energy expenditure in healthy people walking with a load on their back. Mad...
30 January 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

Implantable microrobots: Manufacturing intricate biocompatible micromachines

A team of researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Sam Sia at Columbia Engineering has developed a way to manufacture microscale machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in t...
10 January 2017, by
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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

A report on the ELS Workshop 2016

The Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Social Robots in Healthcare and Education Workshop (also called ELS Workshop) was held in Yokohama the 14th Nov 2016 during the JSAI-isAI Conference. The works...
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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

Robots at your service: Empowering healthy aging at European Robotics Week, 2016

The European Robotics Week in 2016 took place from 18 to 22 November in several countries including The Netherlands, Austria, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Serbia and many more. This event has been occ...
08 December 2016, by

Students develop cheap 3D printing technique for soft robotics

By Jurjen Slump. Students of Delft University of Technology have developed a new add-on for a 3D printer that can cast silicones inside a 3D printed shell during the printing process. This new, and...
09 November 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

Automation should complement professional expertise, not replace it

Will your next doctor be an app? A cost-cutting NHS wants more patients to act as “self-carers,” with some technologized assistance. A series of flowcharts and phone trees might tell parents whose...
19 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







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