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Robots in healthcare are becoming more widely used for moving supplies, dispensing medication, and conducting precise surgical operations. In addition, AI is helpful for diagnosis and interacting with patients. Prosthetics, human-machine interfaces, and assistive technology are also developing.

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British RAS Community Rallies Around Manufacturing, Logistics

The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.'s lag in industrial automation?

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Mazor Robot Performs Successful Brain Surgery

Mazor Robot Performs Successful Brain Surgery

Mazor Robotics, Ltd., known for the Renaissance robot system used in spinal surgeries, successfully completed its first robot-guided brain surgical procedures on live patients in Germany.

Hansen Medical Receives FDA Clearance For Magellan Robotic System

Hansen Medical Receives FDA Clearance For Magellan Robotic System

Hansen Medical, Inc., a developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Magellan Robotic System, including the catheter and...

Ekso Bionics Poised To Go Public?

Ekso Bionics Poised To Go Public?

Ekso Bionics' Ekso suits are performing in U.S. rehabilitation centers across the country. They have begun shipping to Europe, and CEO Eythor Bender is focused on the consumer market next.

Robots That Can Reveal the Inner Workings of Your Brain

Robots That Can Reveal the Inner Workings of Your Brain

Using a robotic arm guided by a cell-detecting computer algorithm, the team has discovered a way to identify and record neurons in the living mouse brain with better accuracy and speed than a human experimenter, according to MIT News.

Intuitive: Share Price Stratospheric, Yet Questions Linger

Intuitive: Share Price Stratospheric, Yet Questions Linger

Management expects growth of 25 percent to 27 percent in procedures, up from the previously forecast 24 percent to 26 percent. Also impressive were sales of 140 Da Vinci systems for the quarter compared to 120 during the same period...

Euro Project Tags $11M On Social Robots For The Elderly

Euro Project Tags $11M On Social Robots For The Elderly

The Robot-Era proposal aims to implement a fully realistic and real experimental setup in urban and domestic environments and with different kinds of citizens: the elderly users, the service providers, the municipalities, and the caregivers.

Aethon Goes Asian with Mitsui (USA)

Aethon Goes Asian with Mitsui (USA)

Aethon, the premier developer of autonomous mobile robots for hospitals and health systems, announced today that it has received an investment from Mitsui & Co. (USA) Inc. The Mitsui USA investment is part of the $7.1 million raised in growth...