Logistics robotics, surgical robots and autonomous vehicle developers all score big in a post-Thanksgiving funding spree.
In the near future, surgeries will include enhanced imaging, greater autonomy, and optimized learning, said experts at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics.
A recent report by Allied Market Research looks at robotic surgery, and here are examples of different technological advances and use cases.
The wealthy Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is investing in robotics innovations, especially in healthcare, education, and sports.
The HPSC, or High-Performance Sensorless Control speed and torque-control system from maxon motor, offers compact wiring and a slim design.
Early trials have demonstrated that AI-assisted surgery can help reduce variations in procedures and improve patient outcomes.
Medical robots including surgical systems and AI, delivery robots, and commercial drones highlighted the week of robotics and AI investments
Surgical robots, the security sector, and self-driving companies all got funding during National Robotics Week.
With more than 20 companies offering surgical robots for different medical procedures, consolidation and dropping prices could spur adoption by hospitals.
Renishaw will be attending the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans this week and demonstrating its 3D-printed lattice for bone repair.
Surgical funding, software development, and educational robots were some of the highlights of the past week’s automation transactions.
UnitDoseOne, which won the Pitchfire startup competition at RoboBusiness 2017, is working to reduce medical errors, improve security, and save lives with its prescription delivery system.
Surgical automation is a growing and profitable area of robotics, but it has limits based on anatomy and space. Innovations such as surgical depth imaging and machine vision improvements could allow for more complex operations.
Orthopedics provider Zimmer Biomet is buying Medtech to expand into robotic surgery. Rosa has FDA approval for brain and spine surgery, as other companies also make deals to catch a growing market.
While a robot surgeon can reach into areas where a human surgeon can’t, most doctors still view such devices as an extension of human capabilities rather than a replacement.
Surgical robotics pioneer Jacob Rosen talks about his telesurgery and exoskeleton research and how the FDA approval process affects the medical device market.
Medtronic is investing Mazor Robotics and plans to become the exclusive distributor of its Mazor X robotic guidance system. The deal is part of Medtronic’s moves to enter the competitive surgical robotics market.
Reuters reports that “within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries – more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms.
Hyundai Group, whose Hyundai Heavy Industries division already uses robotics, is looking to get into the competitive global market for medical robots.
Cambridge Medical Robotics (CMR) claims that its surgical system will expand the current $2.3 billion market for robotic minimal access surgery by a factor of 10
We may see some blips of life beginning late in 2017.
The SurgiBot surgical robot from TransEnterix was dealt a setback by the FDA last week. However, TransEnterix plans to continue its efforts to enter the growing market for surgical robots.
Maastricht University Medical Center buys robotic-guided cardiac catheter system, but recent acquisitions demonstrate industry’s growing pains.
University of Washington researchers hack an open-source robot, demonstrating vulnerability in all tele-operated robots.
Virtual Incision is developing a first-of-its-kind miniaturized robot for General Surgery abdominal procedures. The company is planning a first-in-human feasibility study in the coming months for colon resection, a procedure performed to treat patients with lower gastrointestinal diseases such as diverticulitis, Crohn?s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.