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.

Humanoid hands create safer human-robotics interactions

Humanoid hands create safer human-robotics interactions

Engineers have designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help.

A robotic skin with a sense of touch

A robotic skin with a sense of touch

Scientists have developed a sensory integrated artificial brain system that mimics biological neural networks, which can run on a power-efficient neuromorphic processor.

Robot jaws shows effect of medicated chewing gum

Robot jaws shows effect of medicated chewing gum

Research has shown a robot with built-in humanoid jaws could provide opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to develop medicated chewing gum.

Your new lab partner: the robot scientist

Your new lab partner: the robot scientist

Researchers have built an intelligent mobile robot scientist that can work 24-7, carrying out experiments by itself.

Robin, the AI  social robot

Robin, the AI social robot

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital launches an innovative project to support the emotional needs of children.

First cochlear implants with lighting array

First cochlear implants with lighting array

Researchers combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils.

Robotic textiles could enable new mechanotherapy

Robotic textiles could enable new mechanotherapy

A new smart fabric that can be inflated and deflated by temperature-dependent liquid-vapor phase changes could enable a range of medical therapeutics.

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