23 Oct 2020
Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight
A decontamination robot funded by the Office of Naval Research and designed by several local universities was recently tested. The robot--initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks--has now been enlisted in the fight against Covid-19.
22 Oct 2020
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid
In the dark and cold of deep space on 20th October, the Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to the surface of an asteroid and touched it with its robotic arm to collect a sample of its rocky material. Although brief, the Touch-And-Go, or TAG, event was years in the making.
19 Oct 2020
Mini-Brains Help Robots Recognise Pain and Self-Repair
Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.
8 Oct 2020
Big Data to Speed up Development for Patients with Blood Cancers
The HARMONY Alliance launches HARMONY PLUS, a new public-private partnership to improve outcomes for patients with blood cancers.
7 Oct 2020
Austria-based Tyromotion has developed AMADEO, an "assist-as-needed" robotic therapy system for patients with motor impairments affecting the upper extremities.
7 Oct 2020
Versius at Frimley Health to Give More Patients Keyhole Surgery
CMR Surgical Ltd announced the introduction of Versius, a next-generation surgical robot at Frimley Health. Frimley Health is a well-established surgical robotics centre and has become the first hospital in the UK to use Versius in Urology, as well as in Colorectal surgery, expanding the number of patients receiving the benefits of robotic assisted minimal access surgery.
6 Oct 2020
Kinetek's product ALEx originated in Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, where it was developed to provide a solution for stroke upper limb rehabilitation. It is a CE certified medical device of class IIa.
6 Oct 2020
Hocoma's ARMEO product enables arm and hand rehabilitation for patients with severe to mild levels of motor impairment in their upper limbs. It is specifically designed for arm and hand therapy in an early stage of rehabilitation. ARMEO has six actuated degrees of freedom so patients can train in an extensive 3D workspace.
6 Oct 2020
Seoul National University - Soft Robotics Research Center
Researchers at Seoul National University's Soft Robotics Research Center have developed a soft upper limb mobile exoskeleton for upper limb rehabilitation.
6 Oct 2020
Myomo has developed MyoPro, a powered orthosis (brace) that may help restore function in arms and hands paralyzed by a stroke, brachial plexus injury (BPI), cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disease or injury.
6 Oct 2020
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at CEA research centre in France implanted two electrodes in a tetraplegic person's brain. The patient was then able to walk and control both arms of a four limb tethered (supported from above) exoskeleton using this neuroprosthetic.
5 Oct 2020
Harvesting Energy from Wind When Walking
Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers in China have designed a kind of "tiny wind turbine" that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk.
28 Sep 2020
Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World
A team of researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities.
23 Sep 2020
Manchester Hospital Uses Versius for First Robotic Keyhole Surgery
Versius is portable, modular, and designed to be easily moved between operating theatres. Once in an operating theatre, it takes an average of 15 minutes to set up the system. This allows it to be used frequently, with one Versius robot capable of performing hundreds of operations each year.
22 Sep 2020
Octopus Energy Launches Partnership with Volkswagen
Octopus Energy announced a significant new partnership with Volkswagen Group. The deal encourages VW customers to reduce carbon emissions and Electric Vehicle running costs by switching their home electricity and gas supply to the UK's fastest growing green energy provider.
21 Sep 2020
First Glucose Biosensor Designed for Athletes
Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is a consumer over-the-counter product that provides glucose monitoring via a mobile app o athletes performing sports such as cycling, running, and swimming, to understand the efficacy of their nutrition choices on training and competition.
16 Sep 2020
Surgical Robots for General Surgery
Intuitive Surgical vs emerging competitors: Technologies, players, key trends and historic revenues
15 Sep 2020
PragmatIC Appoints Erik Langaker as Chair of the Board
PragmatIC has appointed Erik Langaker as independent Chair to complement its existing strong Board of Directors. This appointment comes alongside additional funding of over £13 million to support ongoing production ramp-up, accelerate manufacturing optimisation and drive continued product innovation.
31 Aug 2020
RxFunction Awarded DoD Contract for Rehabilitation Research
RxFunction Inc has been selected by the Defense Health Agency to receive a Small Business Innovation Research Direct Phase II contract to fund development that will incorporate Walkasins sensory neuroprosthetic technology into artificial limbs for enhanced rehabilitation of gait and balance for active-duty military members, veterans, and civilians with lower limb trauma and/or loss.
27 Aug 2020
Can Artificial Intelligence Revolutionise Robotic Surgery?
In its recently published report "Innovations in Robotic Surgery 2020-2030: Technologies, Players & Markets", IDTechEx reports that the robotic surgery market will reach over $12 billion by 2030. The report breaks down the market landscape and emerging technologies in the field of robotic surgery.