Robotics Research and Covid-19

June 9, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medical personnel test for corona virus outside an emergency structure
Wars and pandemics, awful as they are, always have spurred innovation, [MORE]

First Surgical Robot for Aneurysms

May 26, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot-assisted brain surgery
“In this study, Canadian researchers report the results of the first robotic brain vascular procedures. They used a [MORE]

A Robot that Draws Blood and Inserts Catheters

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot draws blood accurately
“As healthcare staff can find it difficult to see the vein they are attempting to access, complications [MORE]

Surgical Robot for Neurovascular Work

February 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Corindus vascular robotics
In a “first-in-humans” procedure, neurovascular surgeons at Toronto Western Hospital used a “Corindus” (Waltham, MA) robot to control [MORE]

Light, Hydrogel and OsciBots

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light-pushed robot
Here’s an update on “Fantastic Voyage.”  “Engineers at University of Los Angles have come up with a tiny new [MORE]

Perspective on “Collaborative Robots”

December 3, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

HighRes robotic system
This piece has an interview with the CEO of HighRes Biosolutions (Beverly, MA) about robotics in laboratory automation [MORE]

Robot MD

November 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial intelligence
It is an argument worth having, whether a human medical diagnostician, who may see a thousand cases of a [MORE]

First Non-Invasive Mind-Computer Interface

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Non invasive brain computer interface
In a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and University of Minnesota, engineers, using a noninvasive brain-computer interface, [MORE]

Force Sensing in Medical Devices

July 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Force sensing technology
This piece from sensor maker, Tekscan, Inc. (South Boston, MA) describes the many applications of force sensing in [MORE]

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

“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]