Automating Artificial Intelligence

July 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot Conversation
“. . . imagine yourself sitting on a couch, conversing with an artificially intelligent psychotherapist who interacts with you [MORE]

Pepper Speaks 19 Languages; Not Bad for a Hospital Robot

July 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pepper Robot
Robots are making their way into healthcare, with delivery tugs, room sterilizers, and tele-rounders. Now, a Belgian company, Zora [MORE]

Robots that Breed

July 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot Reproduction VU Amsterdam
Someone once defined an intellectual as a person who thinks about something other than sex 10% of [MORE]

Drones for Organ Delivery

June 28, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

In order to find a “cure” for pulmonary arterial hypertension that afflicted her daughter, a Silver Spring, Maryland entrepreneur started [MORE]

Ant-Inspired Micro-Robots

June 21, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micro Robots Pull Car
If not just for fun, this video ought to raise philosophical thoughts about humans and their machines. [MORE]

When Robotic Surgeons Perform More Reliably than Human Ones

June 7, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot
Between torn muscle repairs and hernia operations, more than 45 million soft tissue surgeries are performed in [MORE]

Pros and Cons of Robotic Medicine

May 3, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robots for Healthcare
On the one hand, medical robots increase human productivity and offer a broad platform for innovation (particularly with [MORE]

Origami-Inspired Surgical instruments

April 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Origami Inspired Surgical Instruments
The Japanese acquired their concepts of paper folding as an art form from the Chinese, who for [MORE]

Bladder Control with a Biorobot

April 12, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urinary Bladder
Patients with severe spinal cord injury, who have lost the ability to walk often lose control of their bladder [MORE]

Biologically Inspired Internal Microbots

April 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drexel Microswimmer Robots
Wondering about robotic microswimmers? Here’s one description from bioengineers at Drexel Univeristy: “Our robotic microswimmers are around 10 [MORE]

Testing-Robot for Drug-Protein Interactions

March 15, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

While molecular diagnostics lead the way in “patient discovery,” drug discovery proceeds with predicting interactions between drugs and their protein [MORE]

A Robotic Glove for Rehabilitation

February 16, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Quoting from this piece directly: “A new robotic glove for hand rehabilitation swaps conventional rigid electromechanical components for soft fabric [MORE]

Georgia Tech’s Remote “Robotarium”

February 2, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

They call it the “Robotarium”—a new facility at Georgia Tech which allows robotics engineers across the country (perhaps internationally too) [MORE]

An Incredible Nanomotor

January 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tiny Texas Nanomotor
Mechanical engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have built a nanomotor described as this: “It is [MORE]