Relay Robots in Hospital Service

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medical automation company Swisslog (US hqs, Bloomfield, CO) and robot maker Savioke (San Jose, CA) have collaborated to install autonomous [MORE]

Skin Cancer Detecting Robot

August 7, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Demascope to detect melanona
Last year, Stanford researchers reported on an artificial intelligence technology called a “convoluted neural network” to screen images [MORE]

DNA Robots

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

LQian Cargo Sorting DNA Robot
In the 64 years that scientists have known about the structure of DNA, enormous knowledge has [MORE]

New Materials: New Medical Solutions

December 17, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

New medical technology owes much to materials science, as this piece illustrates with liquid crystal polymers for artificial muscles, and [MORE]

Kaiser’s Model Hospital at Garfield Innovation Center

December 3, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kaiser Permanente Innovation Center
In a former 37,000 sq. ft. warehouse, Kaiser Permanente created its Garfield Innovation Center (San Leandro, [MORE]

Artificial Muscles for Robots

December 3, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

robots with Artificial Muscle
“Electroactive” polymers, which can stretch many times their length in response to a variable electric current, [MORE]

Soft “Exosuit” for Physical Rehab

October 15, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Biologically inspired engineers” at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a soft exosuit that functions to assist gait rehabilitation.  [MORE]

Disinfecting Robots for Hospital Housekeeping

August 6, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Xenex UV-Disinfection System
Clostridium difficile is one of the most persistent pathogens in hospital acquired infections. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are [MORE]

Piezoelectric Skin

July 23, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Piezoelectric Taxels
By creating arrays of thousands of piezotronic transistors with zinc oxide nanowires embedded in a polymer, engineers [MORE]

Honda and Sekisui House Collaborating on Smart Homes

July 16, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Honda-Sekisui House Walking assistant
Honda is a familiar name in the American car market, but it also has [MORE]

MEMS Pressure Sensors

March 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

A key problem that has to be overcome in designing tiny pressure sensors (as those used in surgical robots) [MORE]

A Common Wireless Control System for Mobile Robots in Life Science Laboratory

February 28, 2012 | | Posted in Conference Posters,Resources

Authors; H. Liu, N. Stoll , S. Junginger, K. Thurow

MRI-Guided Surgical Robot

December 6, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pierre Dupont, PhD
Pierre Dupont, PhD chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering at Children’s Hospital Boston is working on a ball-baring [MORE]

Robotic Assistants

October 18, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Office Bot Robot
Telepresence robots have had limited use to date, in part because Wi-Fi and cellular services have restricted [MORE]