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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

Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience

Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience
For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to map the functions of brain cells and ultimately provide a better understanding what’s going on between our ears.
26th October 2016

Doctor, Doctor, my nurse is a robot!

Doctor, Doctor, my nurse is a robot!
The NHS is a permanent topic in the news, from strikes and concerns of A&E staff numbers, to care home neglect and the dangers of superbugs and healthcare associated infections (HCAI). To aid this, there have been some developments in robotics to alleviate the strain on healthcare professionals. Electronic Specifier’s Daisy Stapley-Bunten gets up close and personal with the new face of healthcare.
31st August 2016

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

Remote-controlled microrobots aid medical operations

Remote-controlled microrobots aid medical operations
EPFL scientist Selman Sakar teamed up with Hen-Wei Huang and Bradley Nelson at ETHZ to develop a simple and versatile method for building bio-inspired robots and equipping them with advanced features. They also created a platform for testing several robot designs and studying different modes of locomotion. Their work, published in Nature Communications, produced complex reconfigurable microrobots that can be manufactured with high throughput.
22nd July 2016

Prototype robot helps improve sports recovery

Trials of a prototype robot for sports therapy have just begun in Singapore, to create a high quality and repeatable treatment routine to improve sports recovery, reducing reliance on trained therapists. The robot named Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, has already treated 50 patients in trials including professional athletes for conditions ranging from tennis elbows, stiff neck and shoulders, to lower back pain.
22nd July 2016


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EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Industry of Things World 2017
18th September 2017
Germany Berlin Congress Center