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.

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

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.

Artificial skin brings robots closer to 'touching' human lives

Artificial skin brings robots closer to 'touching' human lives

Researchers have constructed a 3D vision-guided artificial skin that enables tactile sensing with high performance, opening doors to innumerable applications in medicine.

Exoskeleton training expands options for stroke rehab

Exoskeleton training expands options for stroke rehab

Researchers have demonstrated that high-dose therapy gait training using robotic exoskeletons may aid early rehabilitation for acute stroke.

An origami-inspired patch for sealing internal injuries

An origami-inspired patch for sealing internal injuries

The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.

A 3D printed, sweating robot muscle

A 3D printed, sweating robot muscle

Researchers used 3D printing to create a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating.

Customized “brains” for robots

Customized “brains” for robots

Researchers have developed an automated way to design customized hardware, or “brains,” that speeds up a robot’s operation.

How to train a robot - using AI and supercomputers

How to train a robot - using AI and supercomputers

Computer scientists use TACC systems to generate synthetic objects for robot training.

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