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Medical & Assistive Resource Center
Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
Intuitive shipped 87 da Vinci Surgical Systems during the quarter, compared with 164 in the same period last year. Read more.
Cultural, legal, medical and technical challenges abound for Parker Hannifin and other exoskeleton manufacturers. View Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton


Medical & Assistive News
Intuitive Surgical Q1 Revenue Drops 24%
Intuitive shipped 87 da Vinci Surgical Systems during the quarter, compared with 164 in the same period last year.

In-Depth Analysis
Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton
Cultural, legal, medical and technical challenges abound for Parker Hannifin and other exoskeleton manufacturers.

Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
Revenue from da Vinci systems fell from $256 million in Q1 2013 to $106 in Q1 2014.

3D-Printed Skull Saves Woman’s Life
Previously, “there was no effective treatment for such patients.”

On the Hunt for Assets, Aesynt Grabs Up Health Robotics
Adds automated intravenous capability to existing robot pharmaceutical system

Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?
Could a little preventive care save robotic surgery from unnecessary legal scrutiny?

Intuitive Surgical Receives FDA Approval for New da Vinci Xi
da Vinci Xi has thinner robotic arms that should prevent friction during surgery, which has been an issue for Intuitive Surgical.

From Disability to Ability: Can Robotics Make the Leap?
Extreme bionics and the challenge of making humans whole again

Exoskeleton Startup Cyberdyne Surges in Trading Debut
Cyberdyne has second-best opening performance among Japan IPOs in 2014 as the competition in the exoskeleton market heats up.

Robbie the Robot: Personal Assistant for Limbless Teenager
Robbie the Robot remains a work-in-progress, but engineers hope to create a robot that compares favorably with more developed personal assistant robots.

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
Robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios.

C-Bot Physiotherapist Robot Conducting Experimental Upper Body Treatment
Patients provided with RFID chip that stores a 3D model of their body to decide what treatment the robot needs to provide.

Ekso Bionics Strengthens Executive Team
Both Glenn Davis and Thomas Looby have extensive experience in medical device market development.

Kinova Honored for JACO Robotic Arm
Kinova Robotics received the Innovation 2014 Award from the German Paraplegia Foundation for its JACO robotic arm

Google Strikes Again: Robot Pill from Rani Therapeutics
Google Ventures, InCube Ventures and VentureHealth pony up in excess of $10M





3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials

Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton

Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots

Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything