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.

"Super Human Eye" works like a real one

"Super Human Eye" works like a real one

Researchers have crafted an artificial eye with capabilities close to its human model.

Prosthetics: Artificial pieces of brain communicate with real neurons

Prosthetics: Artificial pieces of brain communicate with real neurons

Researchers have developed a system for integrating artificial chip-based 'neurons' with real neurons using QR-code-like patterns of light to facilitate communication.

Breast cancer: restoring sensation via implant

Breast cancer: restoring sensation via implant

The Bionic Breast Project from the University of Chicago applies bionic technology to restore post-mastectomy breast function.

Exosuit makes stroke survivors walk farther

Exosuit makes stroke survivors walk farther

Research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows soft exosuit technology to bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests.

Ultrasound for space offers remote diagnosis to patients on Earth

Ultrasound for space offers remote diagnosis to patients on Earth

Radiologists are investigating people's medical conditions and pregnancies remotely thanks to an ESA-backed robotic technology.

Robotics in care: The hospital bed of the future

Robotics in care: The hospital bed of the future

Physical strains are one of the main reasons for sick leaves and early retirement amongst nursing staff. Researchers are developing a robotic systems and sensor solutions for hospital beds.

Plug and Play: a ready-to-use bionic arm prosthesis implanted

Plug and Play: a ready-to-use bionic arm prosthesis implanted

Scientists have developed the world's first fully integrated bionic arm prosthesis that is ready to use – in keeping with the motto "Plug and Play".

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