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.

Mobile disinfection robots for medical environments

Mobile disinfection robots for medical environments

The following seven robotic systems are either currently being deployed or developed for the fight against the coronavirus.

New cancer therapy with ultrasound and radiation

New cancer therapy with ultrasound and radiation

Researchers have achieved promising results with a new cancer therapy using focused ultrasound (FUS) and ionizing radiation.

Soft robotic gripper inspired by pole beans

Soft robotic gripper inspired by pole beans

Researchers have designed a new soft robotic gripper that draws inspiration from an unusual source: pole beans

Computer simulation will accelerate development of 'smart robots'

Computer simulation will accelerate development of 'smart robots'

Experts working at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and physics-based simulation share how computer simulation could accelerate the development of "smart robots" which "might interact with humans"

Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in humans

Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in humans

“The Robot made me do it” - research has shown robots can encourage humans to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviours.

Brain injury: Exoskeleton training improves walking

Brain injury: Exoskeleton training improves walking

Researchers have shown that gait training using robotic exoskeletons improved motor function in adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury.

Could robots replace real therapy dogs?

Could robots replace real therapy dogs?

According to new research, robotic animals could be the 'pawfect' replacement for our real-life furry friends.

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