In the last few years, mechanically assistive exosuits have started to see commercial deployment.
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.
We present five upper body exoskeletons that might help restore natural hand or limb movements.
A lightweight powered exoskeleton helps lower-limb amputees walk with much less effort.
The use of blockchain technology as a communication tool for a team of robots could provide security and safeguard against deception.
Findings suggest robot telepresence, more than a tablet, provides comfort to young patients.
The benefits people could reap from exoskeletons rely heavily on having time to train with the device.
Robotic body-weight support devices can play a key role in helping people with neurological disorders to improve their walking.
Researchers have developed microrobots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves.
Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles.
Scientists have developed a soft that valve paves the way for fully soft robots.
Researchers examined people’s emotional response to cloned faces, which could soon become the norm in robotics.
To enhance human-robot collaboration, researchers at Loughborough University have trained an AI to detect human intention.
Exoskeleton-assisted rehabilitation can be beneficial in treating stroke survivors.
For the first time, a steerable catheter will give neurosurgeons the ability to steer the device in any direction they want while navigating the brain's arteries and blood vessels.
Researchers have inserted small magnetic beads into muscle tissue within an amputated residuum for more precise control of prosthetic limbs.
Thanks to their swimming robot modeled after a lamprey, EPFL scientists may have discovered why some vertebrates are able to retain their locomotor capabilities after a spinal cord lesion.
A study shows that magnetic millirobots can climb slopes, move against fluid flow and precisely deliver substances to neural tissue.