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Medical & Assistive
Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton
Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?


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In-Depth Analysis
Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton
Parker Hannifin is among a field of international companies competing in the exoskeleton market. We look at the latest developments of the Indego exoskeleton and challenges it will need to overcome. (April 16, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical expects first quarter 2014 revenue to be down 24% to approximately $465 million. Revenue from da Vinci systems fell from $256 million to $106. (April 09, 2014)

3D-Printed Skull Saves Woman’s Life
Technique could also be used for patients with other bone deformities. (April 07, 2014)

On the Hunt for Assets, Aesynt Grabs Up Health Robotics
Aesynt announces acquisition of Health Robotics (April 03, 2014)

Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?
So far it does not look like "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (April 02, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical Receives FDA Approval for New da Vinci Xi
Shares of Intuitive Surgical are on the rise as the FDA approves the company's new da Vinci Xi fourth-generation surgical robot. We examine the sales outlook for the new and improved device. (April 01, 2014)

From Disability to Ability: Can Robotics Make the Leap?
Making the next-generation prosthetics both available and affordable. (March 30, 2014)

Exoskeleton Startup Cyberdyne Surges in Trading Debut
Cyberdyne, a maker of exoskeletons, had a strong debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market for start-ups, surging 159% to close at 9,600 yen. It was the second-best first day performance among Japan IPOs in 2014. (March 26, 2014)

Robbie the Robot: Personal Assistant for Limbless Teenager
A prototype of Robbie the Robot, designed to assist a teenager born without limbs with everyday tasks, has been unveiled by Trinity College Dublin. Robbie the Robot was built on a budget of $69,100. (March 25, 2014)

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios. (March 17, 2014)

C-Bot Physiotherapist Robot Conducting Experimental Upper Body Treatment
The C-Bot robotic system, being created by FisioBot, consists of two robotic arms from RBR50 company Universal Robots, fitted with a 2-finger adaptive robot gripper by Robotiq. (March 14, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Strengthens Executive Team
RBR 50 company Ekso Bionics has added Glenn Davis and Thomas Looby to its executive team to enhance the sales and marketing of its robotic exoskeletons. (March 11, 2014)

Kinova Honored for JACO Robotic Arm
Kinova Robotics received the prestigious Innovation 2014 Award from the German Paraplegia Foundation for its JACO robotic arm, a six-axis robotic manipulator arm with a three-finger hand that can be integrated in almost all models and configurations of power wheelchair controls. (February 28, 2014)

Google Strikes Again: Robot Pill from Rani Therapeutics
No more needles! Prolific inventor has created a robotic pill to replace injectable drugs (February 18, 2014)

Transcriptic Gets $2.8M to Fund Robot Bio-Tech System
Tools that allow scientists to perform biology research from their laptops (February 14, 2014)





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