Titan Medical, which has been developing the Sport single-port robotic surgical system, has received U.S. patents for an in-body camera positioning system and hand gesture controls.
How to develop software for safety in medical robotics
As healthcare robotics continues to evolve, well-designed software will be paramount to safety and consistent performance.
Ironhand soft robotic glove uses FAULHABER drives to help reduce worker strain
FAULHABER’s 1741 … CXR series DC micromotors provide power to Bioservo Technologies’ Ironhand wearable glove. The exoskeleton is designed to reduce worker strain.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MIT use Spot robot to measure patient vitals without contact
Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hope to reduce the risk to healthcare workers posed by Covid-19 by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.
mini-RCM manipulator developed at Wyss Institute to provide surgical precision
Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Sony Corp. have developed an origami-inspired manipulator, the mini-RCM, which could make robotic surgery more portable.
U.S. Army robots detect, share 3D changes in real time
U.S. Army researchers demonstrated a human-robot team in which the robots detect physical changes in 3D and share the info via augmented reality.
Wheelchair mounted robot arm to use Intel neuromorphic technology to assist patients
Intel, Accenture, the Open University, ALYN Hospital, and Applied Brain Research are working to apply neuromorphic technology to make wheelchair-mounted robot arms more adaptable and affordable.
ARM Institute picks 5 Robotics in Sustainment projects for military maintenance
The ARM Institute announced the selection of five sustainment projects focused on strengthening U.S. Department of Defense equipment maintenance with robotics.
Vicarious Surgical raises $13.2M toward commercializing surgical robotics, VR
Vicarious Surgical said its latest capital will help it develop its robotics and virtual reality system for minimally invasive surgery.
Gaumard gives simulated patients realistic symptoms for robotic medical training
In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, efficient and effective medical training is more urgent than ever. Gaumard said its simulators can help medical personnel train on real equipment.
We tele-operated Spot around Golden Gate Park from 3,000 miles away
The editors of The Robot Report were among the first civilians to tele-operate Boston Dynamics’ Spot, controlling the quadruped robot with Formant’s software across the U.S.
Sarcos Defense wins Marine Corps contract for Alpha version of Guardian XO exoskeleton
Sarcos Defense has won a contract for the Guardian XO Alpha exoskeleton, which is designed to multiply the wearer’s strength and be safe to operate for a full shift.
How the U.S. Army is improving soldier-robot interaction
Researchers from the U.S. Army and USC developed the Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface to improve soldier-robot interaction.
GPX UP gearhead built on maxon experience from demanding applications
maxon said its GPX UP planetary gear is ideal for applications that demand extreme torque and power output, smooth back-drivability, long life, and high efficiency in a small volume.
Yomi robotic system from Neocis gets FDA approval for full-arch dental implants
Neocis, which makes robotic software and systems for guiding dental surgical procedures, has received FDA approval for Yomi treatment of full arch implants in addition to partial endentulous cases.
Dexterity Inc. emerges from stealth with $56M in funding for full stack robotic picking
Dexterity Inc., which has raised $56.2 million so far, has developed robotics hardware and software for picking, collaboration, and packing.
Michigan State finds that stronger soft gripper could lead to safer human-robot interactions
A team of Michigan State University researchers has built flexible hybrid pneumatic actuator, which could enable safer human-machine interaction with safer robot end effectors.
NUS researchers improve robot sensing abilities with Intel Loihi neuromorphic chip
A novel system made of up neural networks powered by Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic chip could lead to better robotic senses of touch and vision, according to NUS researchers.
Activ Surgical closes $15M funding to commercialize ActivEdge surgical platform
Activ Surgical said it has raised $15 million led by ARTIS Ventures to advance autonomous and collaborative surgery with its ActiveEdge software platform.
‘Clever Klaus’ smart image processing system assists Industry 4.0 assembly
Optimum Data Management Solutions has developed “Clever Klaus,” an automated system that includes IDS smart cameras to assist visual inspections in manufacturing.
Yaskawa Compass intended as an intuitive interface for advanced manufacturing
Yaskawa America has released Yaskawa Compass, software with a graphical interface intended to make CNC programming easier for industrial automation.
ARM Institute announces expedited call for COVID-19 technology projects
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM Institute has issued a call for projects to be reviewed, developed, and executed against performance metrics to develop technologies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.