A small startup is set to turn the market for hand prostheses on its head — with an innovative spirit, compact DC motors, and a touch function.
Continued investments in machine vision firms and computer vision startups dominated the week, but we also saw continued investment in AI-related companies and autonomous vehicle technologies.
For the past several years, developers and vendors around the world have been working on assistive robots. Their products came closer to market with displays at Automatica.
Early trials have demonstrated that AI-assisted surgery can help reduce variations in procedures and improve patient outcomes.
High costs, end user difficulties, and poor audio/video have hampered the growth of telepresence robotics. Can new models and applications help grow the market beyond niche uses?
Medical robots including surgical systems and AI, delivery robots, and commercial drones highlighted the week of robotics and AI investments
Chinese investments in artificial intelligence and robotics highlighted a week of transactions that also featured investments in pizza robots, trash robots and coating removal robots.
By retrofitting ride-on vehicles and stuffed toys, the University of North Florida is helping children with disabilities be more engaged with their surroundings.
ReWalk Robotics has partnered with the Wyss Institute to expedite development of Wyss’ lightweight, soft exosuit. Is this the beginning of the end for the bulky, rigid exoskeletons we’ve come to know and love?
Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can’t. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills.
The Ekso GT is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke patients.
Parker Hannifin said it will commercially launch Indego in the US in the coming months. The powered exoskeleton is already commercially available in Europe, having received the CE Mark in November 2015.
An insurance company’s initial denial of coverage for a ReWalk Personal exoskeleton was overturned by an independent medical review organization that deemed the exoskeleton to be medically necessary.
Dr. Kazerooni on how to bring lightweight, affordable exoskeletons to everyone who needs one.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.
The suitX Phoenix exoskeleton weighs 27 pounds and costs $40,000, both of which are relatively low when compared to other exoskeletons.
Scientists at the University of New South Wales want to implant the Phoenix99 bionic eye in 12 patients over the next two years.
Engineer James Hobson built himself an exoskeleton that allowed him to easily lift a 2,524lb Mini Cooper.
Lower body exoskeletons currently lead the market, but commercial systems that augment capabilities will exhibit the strongest growth moving forward.
Nathan Kirwan, paralyzed from the chest down, is taking 55,000 steps over the next five months, with the help of an exoskeleton, to raise money and help Ireland keep its only publicly-available exoskeleton.
A new unpowered exoskeleton boot makes walking more efficient, by engaging a spring in parallel with the Achilles tendon.
Researchers have developed nanometer-sized drones that deliver drugs to heal and stabilize fat deposits in arteries that could prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.
Startup Open Bionics is a company to watch at the Intel booth