Bionics & Robotics

The fields of robotics and bionics have witnessed several advancements in recent years. We cover the latest technology breakthroughs of surgical robotics, bionic hearing and vision, of smart prosthetics, of micro-robots that travel through bodily fluids to deliver medication exactly to where it’s needed and the development of exoskeletons that help paralyzed people to walk again.

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics.

Powered prosthetic ankles restore functions for amputees

Powered prosthetic ankles restore functions for amputees

Researchers have demonstrated that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.

Bionic eye: Computer model fosters improvements

Bionic eye: Computer model fosters improvements

Researchers develop signals that could bring color vision and improved clarity to prosthesis for the blind.

Everdrone delivers defibrillator to doorstep

Everdrone delivers defibrillator to doorstep

Everdrone will soon reach more residents with than any other drone company in the world thanks to extended permissions obtained from the Civil Aviation Authority in Sweden.

Xenobots 2.0: The next generation of living robots

Xenobots 2.0: The next generation of living robots

Researchers have created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells and do not require muscle cells to move. They're faster, live longer, and can now record information.

Improved safety standard for bionic devices

Improved safety standard for bionic devices

Researchers at University of Sydney have developed a new moisture test for bionic devices such pacemakers and cochlear implants.

Algorithm designs soft robots that sense

Algorithm designs soft robots that sense

Deep learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.

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