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Health Robotics Selects Grifols’ I.V. Room Inventory Management System

Health Robotics Selects Grifols’ I.V. Room Inventory Management System

Grifols and Health Robotics jointly announced the expansion of their I.V. Room of the Future partnership to include the unmatched benefits of integration between the Genesis Inventory Management System (distributed by Grifols) and Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION, i.v.STATION ONCO, and i.v.SOFT....

NASA and Cleantech Open Partner in Robotics Challenge

NASA and Cleantech Open Partner in Robotics Challenge

  NASA has selected Cleantech Open of Redwood, Calif., to manage the agency’s Night Rover Challenge that will culminate in a competition in fall 2012. The event is a new Centennial Challenges prize competition seeking revolutionary energy storage technologies for...

iWalk Unveils Network of Certified Bionics Centers

iWalk Unveils Network of Certified Bionics Centers

iWalk, a Massachusetts-based bionics company advancing technology to restore natural movement for lower-limb amputees, announced the expanded availability of the PowerFoot BiOM (BiOM) through its initial iWalk Certified Bionics Centers. The company has certified 12 of the nation’s leading prosthetics...

Holy Sonar, Batman!

Holy Sonar, Batman!

By reverse engineering one of nature’s most impressive sonar processes—bat echolocation—a team of European scientists recently developed a robotic sonar system for a project dubbed ChiRoPing (www.chiroping.org). The project name is an amalgamation of the words ”chiroptera” (an order of mammals...

IMRIS and MDA Advance Image-Guided Surgical Robotics

IMRIS and MDA Advance Image-Guided Surgical Robotics

Two Canadian medical robotics companies, IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS) (TSX: IM) and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), have announced an agreement for the final phases of collaborative development of IMRIS’s MR-guided surgical robot, building on the development work the two companies...

IBM and 3M to Collaborate on New Chip Design

IBM and 3M to Collaborate on New Chip Design

  IBM and 3M announced that the two companies plan to jointly develop the first adhesives that can be used to package semiconductors into densely stacked silicon “towers.” Such stacking would allow for dramatically higher levels of integration for information...

Bluefin Robotics Acquires Hawkes Remotes

Bluefin Robotics Acquires Hawkes Remotes

Bluefin Robotics, a provider of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in Quincy, Mass., has acquired the assets of Port Richmond, Calif.-based Hawkes Remotes Inc, a spinoff from Hawkes Ocean Technologies that develops remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Bluefin aims to add hybrid...