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.

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Scientists at Purdue University have developed tiny robots that can walk through the colon to deliver drugs precisely where needed.

Using robotic assistance to make colonoscopy easier

Using robotic assistance to make colonoscopy easier

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body.

Handheld exoskeleton improves hand mobility problems

Handheld exoskeleton improves hand mobility problems

Researchers have developed a robotic exoskeleton that improves the lives of people with limited or no ability to move due to neurological and/or physiological disorders.

VisionBlender generates computer vision datasets for robotic surgery

VisionBlender generates computer vision datasets for robotic surgery

Researchers at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, have introduced a novel tool for generating accurate endoscopic datasets.

What is your attitude towards a humanoid robot?

What is your attitude towards a humanoid robot?

The way humans interpret behavior of AI-endowed artificial agents, such as humanoid robots, depends on specific individual attitudes that can be detected from neural activity.

Hannes: The biomimetic hand prosthesis

Hannes: The biomimetic hand prosthesis

Researchers have replicated the key biological properties of the human hand: natural synergistic and adaptable movement, biomimetic levels of force and speed, high anthropomorphism and grasp robustness.

Surgery robots set to learn how to better assist

Surgery robots set to learn how to better assist

The objective of the AIMRobot project is to pave the way for the next generation of robotic surgery systems capable of autonomy.

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