Robotics

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'Proprioceptive' feedback tests prosthetic hand

'Proprioceptive' feedback tests prosthetic hand
Engineers working to add 'muscle sense' to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand. The results will be presented next month in Germany by researchers from Rice University and the Research Center 'E.Piaggio' of the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT).
31st May 2017

Miniature encoders help advance surgical robot capabilities

Miniature encoders help advance surgical robot capabilities
With the demand of robotic surgery being one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of medical technology, they are encouraging motion control engineers to push the boundaries of their discipline. Gerard Bush an application engineer with INMOCO looks at one project where the humble encoder has reached new heights.
18th May 2017

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

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


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SPE Offshore Europe 2017
5th September 2017
United Kingdom Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
ON Semiconductor Power Seminars 2017
11th September 2017
United Kingdom
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham