Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics.
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.
Researchers have demonstrated that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.
Professor Dr Henning Windhagen is a great fan of semi-automatic systems in the OR that help with implants but leave the surgeon in the driver’s seat.
Researchers have created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells and do not require muscle cells to move. They're faster, live longer, and can now record information.
Can a robot draw a response simply by making “eye” contact, even with people who are less inclined to speak up. A recent study suggests that it can.
The Covid-19 pandemic highlights how remote healthcare robots currently being developed could be beneficial in the future.
Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.
Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer.
Researchers have constructed a 3D vision-guided artificial skin that enables tactile sensing with high performance, opening doors to innumerable applications in medicine.
Researchers have demonstrated that high-dose therapy gait training using robotic exoskeletons may aid early rehabilitation for acute stroke.
The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.
Computer scientists use TACC systems to generate synthetic objects for robot training.