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How the Argus II Bionic Eye Restored a Man’s Vision
By RT Staff · 22 July, 2015 • The Argus II bionic eye partially corrected the central vision in an 80-year-old British man who suffers from age-related macular degeneration. Doctors say this could mark the beginning of a new era for patients with sight loss.
On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
By Jeff Tobor · 9 July, 2015 • “There’s this issue of trust in popular media where we see a lot of dystopian visions of a future with robots that have gone rogue or out of control. In this case, we’ve designed something that actually needs human empathy to accomplish its goals.”
Origami Robot Self-folds, Walks, Completes Tasks
By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office · 12 June, 2015 • MIT's Untethered Miniature Origami Robot could have a variety of medical uses when introduced inside of a human body, potentially zapping cancer cells or unclogging arteries.
Rani Robotic Pill Could Replace Injected Medicines
By Steve Crowe · 27 May, 2015 • The Rani robotic pill is swallowed like a normal pill and contains tiny needles made of sugar that push into the walls of your intestines and inject medication.
How Robots, Octopuses Might Revolutionize Surgery
By Steve Crowe · 14 May, 2015 • Researchers have designed a robotic arm that enables surgeons to access confined regions of the human body and carefully manipulate soft organs.
Paralyzed Man to Walk Marathon with Exoskeleton
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2015 • Nathan Kirwan, paralyzed from the chest down, is taking 55,000 steps over the next five months, with the help of an exoskeleton, to raise money and help Ireland keep its only publicly-available exoskeleton.
Can Robot Patients Lead to Better Doctors?
By The National Science Foundation · 14 April, 2015 • Research seeks to make better human patient simulators, a training tool that enables clinicians to practice their skills before treating real patients.
How a Robot Glove Helps Stroke Victims
By Steve Crowe · 7 April, 2015 • Stroke survivors may soon be able to improve their rehab success at home with the SCRIPT robot glove that allows therapists to remotely treat patients.
This Nano Drone Could Save You from a Heart Attack
By Steve Crowe · 3 March, 2015 • Researchers have developed nanometer-sized drones that deliver drugs to heal and stabilize fat deposits in arteries that could prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.
Robot Spine Surgery Corrects Woman’s Congenital Scoliosis
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • Deirdre McDonnell, 34, underwent a magnetic expansion control system rod operation to have a magnetic rod screwed onto her spine. The rod was then controlled externally to correct the curvature caused by scoliosis.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2015 • You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
Low-Cost, High-Function Robotic Hands Featured at CES
By RT Staff · 3 January, 2015 • Don't miss startup Open Bionics at the Intel booth
Tiny Robotic Swimmers Could Travel Through Bloodstream to Deliver Drugs
By Bob Yirka, Phys Org · 6 November, 2014 • The scallop-like robotic swimmers require no engine or batteries, and may be used to treat a variety of human ailments.
Robotics Scientists Ponder Possibility of Repurposing Robots for Ebola
By John Markoff, The New York Times · 30 October, 2014 • With the assistance of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, scientists are planning a series of brainstorming meetings to begin Nov. 7.
Ebola-Killing Robot ‘Little Moe’ Destroys Virus in Minutes
By Eliene Augenbraun, CBS News · 9 October, 2014 • The robot, Little Moe, emits bright bursts of UV-C light capable of disinfecting an area from dangerous viruses and bacteria, including Ebola and Methicillin resistant Staph aureus.

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