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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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Flexibility, Collaboration Key When Building Robots That May Cure Cancer Flexibility, Collaboration Key When Building Robots That May Cure Cancer

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Robot Investments Weekly: AI Funding Takes the Lead Robotic Pharmacy From UnitDoseOne Looks to Reduce Hospital Medication Errors New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017 IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Names Top 2 Entries So Far Surgical Automation Gets More Precise Vision, Thanks to Multiple Data Sources

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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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Miniature Robot Removes Stomach Cancer From Within

Miniature Robot Removes Stomach Cancer From Within

Singaporean researchers have created a miniature robot that can remove early-stage stomach cancers without leaving any scars. Mounted on an endoscope, the robot enters the patient’s gut through the mouth. It has a pincer to hold tissue, a hook that...

Medical Robots and ?Star Trek? Remote Sensing Technology

That is the instrument Dr. McCoy wielded on “Star Trek.” It has become a generic name for a non-contacting multifunctional medical scanner. That may sound like science fiction, but the X Prize Foundation believes a real tricorder is close enough...

Robots and Human Attachment

Robots and Human Attachment

Hanson Robokind has been on a mission to make a robot that is as human-like as possible, including the use of a patented type of skin known as ?frubber,? so that the robot?s face duplicates skin and muscle movement and...

Robotics Tackles Neurosurgery

Notwithstanding, with government approval taking three to five years, if not longer, getting a medical robot to market remains a challenge. Succeeding in the market once you get there is yet another matter. Medical robots remain extremely big investments for...

Top 10 Robotics Trends of 2011

The past 12 months have been outstanding for our industry, what with market researchers putting forth multibillion dollar forecasts for growth, large companies such as Toyota entering the market in a serious way, and the White House recognizing robotics as...

Robots May Help Kids with Special Needs

Robots May Help Kids with Special Needs

Children diagnosed with autism and attention issues, and even those who suffer from abuse and behavioral disorders, could benefit from the nonthreatening, nonjudgmental interactions they experience with robots.

Qbo May Be Short, but Its Head Is in the Cloud

Qbo May Be Short, but Its Head Is in the Cloud

For robot entrepreneur Francisco Paz, a Campus Party held last July was all about pineapples, penguins, and the cloud. At the week-long technology fest in Valencia, Spain, Paz mounted the stage with his company’s flagship creation, the Qbo robot. Before...

I, Surgeon

I, Surgeon

Dutch researchers have developed a robot for performing complicated eye surgery, with the intent of enabling eye surgeons to operate with increased ease and greater precision on the retina and the vitreous humor of the eye. The system, developed by...