robotic surgery

Nimble robotic arms for delicate surgery

Nimble robotic arms for delicate surgery

Researchers are working to make robotic arms more graceful. The findings could one day allow doctors to remotely perform surgery on a distant battlefield.

Simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

Simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

A simulation engine predicts the forces acting on a knife as it cuts through soft materials, a capability that could have applications for safer surgical robotics.

Hip implant simulator for virtual surgery training

Hip implant simulator for virtual surgery training

The team of the Dynamic HIPS are working on a hip replacement simulator that will help future surgeons to practice the intervention and develop a reality-based feeling for the procedure.

Smart elastomers make robots more touchy-feely

Smart elastomers make robots more touchy-feely

A new generation of robotic tools are beginning to be realized thanks to a combination of strong 'muscles' and sensitive 'nerves' created from smart polymeric materials.

Robot-assisted surgery: Putting the reality in VR

Robot-assisted surgery: Putting the reality in VR

Cardiac surgeons may be able to better plan operations and improve their surgical field view with the help of a robot.

Robot guides surgical catheter precisely

Robot guides surgical catheter precisely

A researcher has designed a robotic surgical platform that steers surgical catheters through electromagnetic fields.

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