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.

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Scientists have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray.

Exoskeleton improves mobility in patients with spinal cord injury

Exoskeleton improves mobility in patients with spinal cord injury

Exoskeletal-assisted walking is safe, feasible, and effective in individuals disabled by spinal cord injury.

Finding moral common ground in human-robot relations

Finding moral common ground in human-robot relations

Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.

Exoskeletons reduces strain in health care

Exoskeletons reduces strain in health care

For a study, nurses wore exoskeleton vests to discover how the new technology would suit the special requirements of patient care.

Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration

Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration

Scientists are researching salamanders unique superpower - they can regenerate their spinal cords and regain full functionality.

A portable arm rehabilitation robot

A portable arm rehabilitation robot

A new portable arm rehabilitation robot will help patients to carry out robot-aided therapy at home, allowing them to perform intensive exercises without visiting hospitals or clinics.

A microrobot for brain disease research

A microrobot for brain disease research

Researchers have developed a neural cell delivery microrobot that connects neural networks by accurately delivering neurons to the intended locations under the in vitro environment.

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