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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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New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

Our columnist brings his international perspective to the latest robot applications shown at iRex 2017 in Tokyo. Machine learning, service robots, and Society 5.0 all have implications for automation beyond Japan.

IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Names Top 2 Entries So Far

IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Names Top 2 Entries So Far

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has named has named the top 10 and top two teams so far in its four-year competition, which is intended to encourage R&D to apply artificial intelligence to social problems.

Frameless Motors Make for Smaller, Lighter Robots

Frameless Motors Make for Smaller, Lighter Robots

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Frameless motors enable robot designs that are smaller and lighter, but such components aren't for every application. This webcast with maxon precision motors engineers looks at the benefits and challenges posed by frameless motors.