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Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
Japan, New Zealand Team Up on Healthcare Robots
Argo Works on IPO as ReWalk Exoskeleton OK'd by FDA


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The Quiet Invasion: Robots in Suburbia
Partridge Lane in Fairfield, Connecticut doesn't appear to be at the cutting edge of a domestic revolution. (August 29, 2014)

Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Intuitive Surgical for Misleading Shareholders
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical is staying busy in court, with judges disagreeing on whether it's provable company executives withheld crucial concerns about product safety from investors. (August 26, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick, U.K. and other experts involved in the European Union's ACCOMPANY project have created a list of six core values for use in the design of care robots. The six values can be promoted by a care-robot “depending on whether the purpose of the robot is to prolong normal adult autonomy and independence as far as possible into old age, or whether the purpose is to take the load off the support network for an older person”. (August 21, 2014)

Japan, New Zealand Team Up on Healthcare Robots
Researchers in New Zealand have received a $150,000 grant from the government to work with Japanese experts on robots that assist the elderly and patients recovering from strokes. (August 06, 2014)

Research Report
Healthcare Robotics: 2014
New developments, trends, challenges and opportunities in the medical robotics sector. (July 21, 2014)

Healthcare Robotics 2014, the Webcast: Can’t-Miss Winner!
Exoskeletons is the breakout story of 2014! (July 20, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Completes Training at Switzerland’s Largest Rehab Center
SPC Nottwil joins a growing list of rehab centers in Europe that use an exoskeleton from RBR50 company Ekso Bionics to help paralyzed patients. SPC Nottwil typically treats almost three-fourths of people living with spinal paralysis in Switzerland. (July 16, 2014)

Argo Medical Works on IPO as ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton OK’d by FDA
Argo Medical, maker of the ReWalk motorized exoskeleton, is looking to raise $40-50 million for an initial public offering in 2014. (July 02, 2014)

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images
WPI is developing a surgical robot to be used inside an MRI machine. Guided by real-time feedback, the robot can position a high-energy, interstitial focused ultrasound probe exactly at tumors, delivering optimal surgical results. (June 20, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
New Surgeon in the OR: Titan Medical’s SPORT
Is Titan's SPORT going to storm the robotic surgery market? (June 13, 2014)

WPI’s IrisHand Nabs First Place & $10K at Cornell Cup
In a world where prostheses can cost anywhere from $30K to $100K, the IrisHand is under-$20K. (June 02, 2014)

Hanson Robotics Moves to Hong Kong
As the homepage proclaims: “We bring robots to life.” (May 21, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Revenue Jumps 52%
RBR50 company Ekso Bionics reports that revenue was up 52 percent to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Medical device revenue was $0.5 million for the quarter. (May 20, 2014)

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine. (May 14, 2014)



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