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.

Endoscopic robotic system used for treating cancer

Endoscopic robotic system used for treating cancer

Researchers have developed an robotic system to enhance the safety and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer.

Why do human-like robots elicit uncanny feelings?

Why do human-like robots elicit uncanny feelings?

Many people experience an uneasy feeling in response to robots that are nearly lifelike, and yet somehow not quite “right”.

Positive results for exosuit in stroke rehabilitation

Positive results for exosuit in stroke rehabilitation

Researchers have published the results of a trial of the ReWalk ReStore soft robotic exosuit for gait training in individuals undergoing post-stroke rehabilitation.

COVID-19 testing: Robotic platform helps to scale up capacity

COVID-19 testing: Robotic platform helps to scale up capacity

Researchers havee repurposed robotic technology normally used for synthetic biology research to help with testing for COVID-19.

Sarcopenia: Robotic muscles could turn back body clock

Sarcopenia: Robotic muscles could turn back body clock

Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life.

Don't forget to clean robotic support pets

Don't forget to clean robotic support pets

Research from the University of Plymouth suggests that robot pets could pose an infection risk if passed between staff and service users without cleaning.

COVID-19: Robot takes patients’ vital signs

COVID-19: Robot takes patients’ vital signs

Researchers hope to reduce the risk to healthcare workers posed by Covid-19 by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.

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