The system, created by ABB and UTMB, can increase the number of neutralizing antibody tests performed from 15 a day to over 1,000 daily.
How a hospital in China automates drug dispensing
As one of the busiest parts of a hospital, the pharmacy has, over the years, relied on technology to streamline its operations. From electronic tablet counters to completely computerized stocking and labeling solutions, technology has had a transformative impact on pharmacies across the world. Challenge Still, factors weighing on the efficiency of drug dispensing are…
MGS Manufacturing uses Stäubli robots, controls for inspection of medical devices
MGS, a contract manufacturer for a major European medical device maker, turned to Stäubli robots to support automated inspection of single-use catheters.
ARM Institute gets NIST funding to develop collaborative robots for COVID-19 testing
As part of NIST grants to Manufacturing USA Institutes, ARM Institute member Wilder Systems has received $600,000 to develop the safe use of collaborative robots for laboratory testing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robotics and automation firms join COVID-19 fight
Robotics and automation can help manufacturers, healthcare workers, and consumers get through the novel coronavirus situation, says German association VDMA.
Celltrio provides laboratory automation for COVID-19 fight
Silicon Valley Robotics spotlights Celltrio, a startup applying South Korean robotics experience to laboratory automation.
Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum 2020 announces call for presentations
The second annual Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum is seeking expert speakers to share their insights and experiences around developing assistive, medical, and surgical systems.
COVID-19 pandemic prompts more robot usage worldwide
As part of our ongoing coverage of technology developments and applications in response to COVID-19, here are more robots addressing the pandemic.
Robots on a chip could move droplets for biomedical applications
‘Ferrobots,’ or magnetically controlled robots on a chip, promise to revolutionize medical diagnostic testing and other industries, just as Amazon’s warehouse robots have, said UCLA researchers.
DENSO shows new entry-level, large-part assembly robots at ATX West
At this week’s ATX West 2020 manufacturing event, DENSO Robotics was showcasing new robots aimed at entry-level manufacturing applications, as well as a new series of high-performance robots for large part manufacturing. The new products include the LPH series, aimed to meet demand for precision robots for light-duty manufacturing applications, and the VM-VL series, large…
Novo Nordisk, HighRes Biosolutions collaborate on robotic biologics discovery platform
Novo Nordisk, a Danish company researching and developing biologic treatments for chronic diseases, has teamed up with HighRes Biosolutions to build a “Lab of the Future.”
KUKA develops mobile manipulator robot for cleanroom chip handling
There was no mobile, automated semiconductor production system that enabled component transfer from one step to the next — until KUKA’s new wafer-handling robots.
5 materials to evaluate for designing, building robust robots
From soft polymers to the hardest steel, robotics designers should know their materials options that best suit the intended uses of their machines.
LA R&D office opens new chapter for gripper maker OnRobot
OnRobot, which nakes grippers for cobots and industrial robots, is opening a new R&D office in LA. We spoke with the former CEO of Perception Robotics about OnRobot’s strategy.
MIT robot automates production of small molecules
Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the production of small molecules that could be used in medicine, solar energy, and polymer chemistry. The system, described in the August 8 issue of Science, could free up bench chemists from a…
Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum Call for Speakers Ends Aug. 7
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which is produced by WTWH Media and The Robot Report, is looking for speakers to share their expertise on the design, development, and manufacture of commercial healthcare robotics systems.
WTWH Media Announces Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
Inaugural conference and expo addressing healthcare robotics engineering challenges co-locates with DeviceTalks, a leading technical and business development event for the medical device sector. Business-to-Business publisher WTWH Media has announced the launch of the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, an international conference and expo focused on easing, speeding and improving the design, development and manufacture of…
Piab’s piSOFTGRIP vacuum-based soft gripper handles delicate objects
The piSOFTGRIP from Piab is vacuum-controlled, comes with a stainless-steel fitting, and is made of food-grade silicone.
Safety, speed, and collaboration featured in Staubli’s TX2 robots, CS9 controllers
ANAHEIM, Calif. — At ATX West here this week, Stäubli International AG showed off its robot arms and controllers, including its TX2 collaborative robots, for meeting Industry 4.0 automation demands. Switzerland-based Stäubli displayed the capabilities of its six-axis TX2, including cobots for sensitive environments, in a “Smart Factory” setting. One flex-feeding demonstration used the TX2…