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Medical Drone, Carrying Lab Specimens, Crashes

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drone transports donated kidney
Here’s the good news and the bad.  In the more recent story a drone was able to [MORE]

Clinical Microscopy using Artificial Intelligence

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI microscopes
Self-driving cars are one thing, but how about “self-driving instruments,” such as microscopes, which through artificial intelligence can carry [MORE]

Robotic Catheter in the Heart

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic catheter
Robotic catheters have been in use for some time, but this piece describes one, developed at Harvard Medical School, [MORE]

A Robotic Biologic Pill

April 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

RaniPill
“Upon entering the small intestine, the RaniPill capsule inflates a small balloon, which then pushes drug-loaded needles into the wall [MORE]

MEMS Soft Robots

March 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Modular soft robotic microdevices
In this piece, engineers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne describe this technology for manufacturing soft [MORE]

Rutgers’s Phlebotomy Robot also Does Testing

February 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Rutgers Venipuncture robot
Over the past year, Rutgers University engineers have put together three existing technologies to automate phlebotomy and blood [MORE]

Future of Robotic Surgery

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Da Vinci Xi Intuitive Surgical
In the two decades since Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its “daVinci” robot, the company has [MORE]

Precise Needle Navigation

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

XACT Robotics needle steering and insertion system
Invasive surgery depends on steady hands, but even the steadiest might have trouble compensating [MORE]

A Robot Crawling in the Stomach

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stomach robot
Using a silicone material embedded with magnetic particles, engineers at the City University of Hong Kong have built a [MORE]

Proof-of-Concept for Nanobot “Fantastic Voyage”

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanorobots
In the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage,” scientists inside a micro-submarine swam through the blood steam aiming to break up a [MORE]

Hand-Held Robotic Drill for Most Delicate Surgery

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cochlea surgical drill
Though the Brunels became the first family of British civil engineers by drilling the River Thames Tunnel in [MORE]

The First MRI-Guided Neurosurgical Robot

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot prototype operating within MRI environment
Metal objects used in surgeries are incompatible with the magnetic field of MRI imaging. To work [MORE]

Smart Thread for Wearables

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

EPFL researchers develop a smart thread
Quoting directly: “At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread [MORE]

Hand-Held Robotic Drill for Most Delicate Surgery

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI drill to access the inner ear
Few now remember Britain’s 19thcentury engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel—who introduced the standard gage [MORE]