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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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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....

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...

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...

Exoskeletons: A Primer

Exoskeletons: A Primer

With applications ranging from the military to medical rehabilitation to life-changing assistance for the handicapped, several companies are betting their new-generation exoskeletons will become robotics' next big thing

Intuitive Surgical Announces First Quarter Earnings

Intuitive Surgical Announces First Quarter Earnings

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG), an industry leader in surgical robotics, reported first quarter of 2011 revenue of $388 million, up 18% compared with $329 million for the first quarter of 2010. First quarter of 2011 revenue growth was driven by...

Myomo Brings Stroke Rehab Technology into the Home

In August 2010, Myomo Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of neuro-robotic stroke rehabilitation technology, announced the launch of [email protected], a program that enables impaired stroke survivors to purchase the company’s Myomo System, a neuro-robotic rehabilitation device that helps them increase...

Touch Bionics Innovates with New Bionic Hand

Touch Bionics Inc. outfitted the first patient with its evolutionary i-LIMB Pulse, a remarkably advanced, lifelike, and ergonomic bionic upper-limb prosthetic device, in June 2010. The new i-LIMB Pulse is a vastly improved and more ergonomic version of the company’s...