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.

Robot will provide surgical assistance in uterine operations

Robot will provide surgical assistance in uterine operations

Researchers have developed a gynecological surgical assistance robot for uterine operations.

Robot does superior job sampling blood

Robot does superior job sampling blood

In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike.

Acoustically driven microrobot outshines natural microswimmers

Acoustically driven microrobot outshines natural microswimmers

Researchers developed a bullet-shaped, synthetic miniature robot which is acoustically propelled forward – a speeding bullet, in the truest sense of the word.

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a biorobotic hybrid heart for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.

University starts drone transport program with UPS, Matternet

University starts drone transport program with UPS, Matternet

Drone service slated to begin February 2020, with goals of enhancing efficacy, reliability and predictability of delivering medical products between hospitals and laboratories.

Microsurgery robot passes first clinical test

Microsurgery robot passes first clinical test

Researchers have carried out the world’s first clinical study of robot-assisted supermicrosurgery to treat lymphedema.

Children benefit from learning with social robots

Children benefit from learning with social robots

Research has shown that explaining aloud what you are learning, whether to yourself or to someone else, leads to a better understanding of the subject.

Using robotics technology to fight breast cancer

Using robotics technology to fight breast cancer

Various prototypes of 3D-printed biopsy robots could alleviate the suffering of patients and make breast cancer testing more accurate and efficient.

First robotic coronary angioplasties in Germany

First robotic coronary angioplasties in Germany

Robocath announces it has successfully completed its first robotic coronary angioplasties with R-One in Germany.

Single-port robotic surgical tech has taken next step

Single-port robotic surgical tech has taken next step

Engineers aim to offer minimally invasive surgery through a single incision, rather than several incisions.

Robotic device assists those with spinal cord injury

Robotic device assists those with spinal cord injury

Engineers have developed a robotic device that can be used to assist and train people with SCIs to sit more stably by improving their trunk control.

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