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Robot assisted surgery makes its debut at Welsh hospital

Robot assisted surgery makes its debut at Welsh hospital
A robotic assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) neurosurgery procedure has been successfully completed at the University Hospital of Wales with help from engineering and scientific technology company Renishaw. This landmark procedure, which identified the source for epileptic seizures, coincided with BioWales, an annual conference, which celebrates Wales’ position as a global pioneer in the life science sector.   
18th April 2017

High-precision surgical robot aids cochlear implantation

High-precision surgical robot aids cochlear implantation
A team of surgeons and engineers of Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, have developed a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation. In the same way that avionics allow a pilot to fly a plane by instrument solely based on read-outs from the cockpit, the surgical robot developed by the researchers for RCI has the capabilities to perform surgery that a surgeon cannot carry out manually without a robot.
16th March 2017

A big appetite for progress in edible robotics

A big appetite for progress in edible robotics
Swiss engineers have been working on an edible robot. Their work has served up a number of tech watchers commenting on the wonders of it all: The next robot, suggested writers, could be an edible item crawling through your gut. Machine actuators are the key elements in this undertaking by a team from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The research was led by graduate student Jun Shintake, said Recode.
14th March 2017


Researchers suggest using robots to grow human tissue

Researchers suggest using robots to grow human tissue
A pair of biomedical researchers with Oxford University is suggesting that human-like robots might provide the best platform for growing tissue to be transplanted into human patients. In a recent issue of Science Robots, Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr offer a Focus piece outlining the way that human tissue is now grown and explain why they think moving the process to a robot would provide a better product.
3rd March 2017

Artificial muscle features 'tough hydraulic actuators'

Artificial muscle features 'tough hydraulic actuators'
As part of the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Programme (ImPACT) Tough Robotics Challenge (Programme Manager: Satoshi Tadokoro), which is an initiative of the Cabinet Office Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, a research team succeeded in developing a hydraulic drive, high power artificial muscle.
30th January 2017

Surgical robot performs precision-injection in patient

Surgical robot performs precision-injection in patient
Eye surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to use a surgical robot to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion. The robot uses a needle of barely 0.03 millimetre to inject a thrombolytic drug into the patient’s retinal vein. KU Leuven developed the robot and needle specifically for this procedure. The operation was successful and is a world first. It shows that it is technically possible to safely dissolve a blood clot from the retinal vein with robotic support.
26th January 2017

Brain surgery robots installed at King's College Hospital

Brain surgery robots installed at King's College Hospital
  A neuromate stereotactic robot system and neuroinspire surgical planning software have been installed at one of London's largest and busiest teaching hospitals, King's College Hospital, Renishaw is pleased to announce.
16th August 2016

Scientist programmes robot for 'soft tissue' surgery

Not even the surest surgeon’s hand is quite as steady and consistent as a robotic arm built of metal and plastic, programmed to perform the same motions over and over. So could it handle the slippery stuff of soft tissues during a surgery?
5th May 2016

Robotics key to making the most of our surgeons

Robotics key to making the most of our surgeons
According to research conducted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in 2012, it costs over £560,000 to train a surgeon. This includes investment from both the prospective surgeon and the NHS, a steep price, considering the fact that tuition fees aren’t getting any cheaper. By Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK.
3rd December 2015


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