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.

Space-enabled drones deliver rapid coronavirus response

Space-enabled drones deliver rapid coronavirus response

Satellite-enabled drones have accelerated the provision of life-saving medical supplies at NHS hospitals in Scotland, boosting the country's efforts to combat COVID-19.

Exoskeletons can strain the brain

Exoskeletons can strain the brain

Exoskeletons designed to reduce lower back pain may compete with mental resources at work, canceling out the benefits of wearing them.

Robotic neck brace to analyze cancer treatment impacts

Robotic neck brace to analyze cancer treatment impacts

Researchers have developed a robotic neck brace that may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.

3D printed soft robotic hand plays Nintendo

3D printed soft robotic hand plays Nintendo

Researchers have 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. - and win!

Bleak cyborg future from brain-computer interfaces

Bleak cyborg future from brain-computer interfaces

Researchers warn of the potential social, ethical, and legal consequences of technologies interacting heavily with human brains.

New computer memory helps soft robot control movements

New computer memory helps soft robot control movements

Engineers have unveiled an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots. It overcomes the problem of the mismatch between pneumatics and electronics.

A contact aware robot design

A contact aware robot design

Researchers have developed a new method to computationally optimize the shape and control of a robotic manipulator for a specific task.

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The “RoboWig” untangle your hair

Nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care tasks, oftentimes for many patients and with little time to spare. Personal care robots that brush your hair could provide substantial help and relief.

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