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Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place

The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot "will be little to no cost to the user."
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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.
Tiny, 3-Armed Robot Could Perform Surgery on Babies in Womb
By Judith Pfeffer · 18 June, 2014 • European researchers are developing a three-armed robot to perform keyhole surgery to correct congenital defects on babies in the womb.
‘Luke Skywalker’ Robotic Arm Wins FDA Approval
By Steve Crowe · 15 May, 2014 • New "Luke Skywalker" robotic arm detects muscle contractions close to the area where the prosthesis is attached, allowing a person to flex certain muscles and make 10 different powered movements.
Sporobot to Automate Production of Malaria Vaccine
By RT Staff · 7 May, 2014 • Sanaria is working with Harvard's Biorobotics Lab to automate a vaccine that proved 100 percent protective against malaria.
MIT Builds Voice-Controlled Robotic Wheelchair
By Dylan Love, Business Insider · 16 April, 2014 • MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory voice-controlled robotic wheelchair could revolutionize the way people with progressive neurological conditions get from place to place.
Panasonic Robot Bed/Wheelchair Earns Global Safety Certification
By Jason Falconer, Gizmag · 16 April, 2014 • Panasonic's Resyone, a robotic bed that transforms into an electric wheelchair, is the world's first ISO13482-compliant service robot.
Exoskeleton Lets Paralyzed Veteran Walk Again
By Steven Verberg, Wisconsin State Journal · 18 March, 2014 • Army Sgt. Dan Rose is the second paralyzed U.S. military veteran to own a motorized exoskeleton from Ekso Bionics.
Whole-Arm Haptics Aid Neurorehabilitation Research
By RT Staff · 4 March, 2014 • Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago are using Barrett's WAM arm to help survivors of stroke regain upper-limb mobility and strength.

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