robotics

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Artificial intelligence is developing at an enormous speed and intelligent instruments will profoundly change surgery and medical interventions.

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.

Electronic skin reacts to pain like human skin

Electronic skin reacts to pain like human skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.

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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