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Touch Bionics Focuses on i-LIMB Hand, Upper Body Prosthetics

Summery: Scotland based Touch Bionics has released the first commercial fully-articulated artificial hand – the well regarded and award winning i-Limb. The product itself, which is the result of more than 20 years of R&D work, looks and acts like...

Maxon Motors Microdrives Certified as Surgical Implants

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By passing the demanding ISO 13485 certification test, Maxon Motors’ microdrives are good enough for implantation in humans. Maxon Medical announced that it achieved in December an international certification that confirms the reliability of its microdrives. The company which is...

DARPA Designs A Robot That Can Feed Itself

DARPA's Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) is an experiment to determine whether it is possible to put a robot in the field farther away from headquarters than batteries or an extension cord will take it. EATR stokes its batteries with...

Group Hopes Training Future Workers Will Expand Local Robotics Industry

Summary: A consortium of universities, community colleges and regional companies is extending robotics training further down the educational ladder, hoping to build sophisticated workforce needed for high-technology businesses. A group of colleges and engineering companies in the Pittsburgh area are...

Oshkosh to Link Robot Truck With Army Remote Controller

Summary: A three-year agreement Oshkosh Corp. signed with the U.S. Army calls for it to work with other contractors to integrate Oshkosh’s giant TerraMax unmanned truck with an existing system called CAST, which lets one unmanned ground vehicle become the...

FMC Buys Schilling for Robot Probes of Underwater Equipment

Summary: FMC Technologies, which makes fluid-control and construction systems for the oil industry, has bought 45 percent of Schilling Robotics, largely for Schilling’s developments in remote manipulators and remote-operated inspection and repair vehicles. FMC Technologies, Inc. and Schilling Robotics announced...