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Scientists Test MRI Controllable Pill
02/07/12 —   Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston have successfully tested a controllable endoscopic capsule, inspired by science fiction, that has the ability to "swim" through the body and could provide clinicians with unprecedented control when photographing the inside of the human body. The capsule is designed to…

New Automated Solution for DNA Sample Enrichment Debuts
01/30/12 —   Hamilton Robotics announced a new automated solution for DNA sample enrichment on the MICROLAB STARlet Liquid Handling Workstation. Integrating Roche's REM e liquid handling system, the workflow solution enriches up to eight DNA samples for subsequent sequencing on the GS FLX System. The Hamilton solution for REM e integration replaces…

New Scoring System Can Tell Surgeons How They Perform on da Vinci Robots
01/23/12 —   A new assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance, which has been shown to…

Open-Source Robotic Surgery Platform Going to Top Medical Research Labs
01/13/12 —   Robotics experts at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington (UW) have completed a set of seven advanced robotic surgery systems for use by major medical research laboratories throughout the United States. After a round of final tests, five of the systems will be shipped to medical robotics…

Contest to Develop Medical Tricorder Officially Begins
01/11/12 —   The X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation announced the launch of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE, a global competition to revolutionize healthcare. In this competition, teams will leverage technology innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and wireless sensing – much like the medical Tricorder of Star…

ioBridge’s ThingSpeak ‘Internet of Things’ Platform Used to Create a Social Network for Robots
01/09/12 —   Marlborough, Mass., ioBridge, Inc. announced that the recently launched MyRobots was enabled by one of its products, ThingSpeak. MyRobots, developed by Montreal-based RobotShop, is a cloud robotics platform that allows operators and robots to readily interact, serving as the "Facebook for robots.” With ThingSpeak, ioBridge has provided an entire open-source…

Infographic Explains Robotic App Market
12/22/11 —   The RobotsAppStore has developed an infographic covering the market for robot applications. The infographic shows a number of apps already available at RobotsAppStore, which consumers will soon be able to purchase,” according to Elad Inbar, RobotsAppStore.com founder and CEO. “Robot-Apps, like feeding the family pet, folding your laundry and…

New Robotic-Assisted Technology Transforms Treatment of Kidney Tumors
12/21/11 —   The Porter Robotics Institute (PRI) now offers the latest in advanced surgical robotics available to patients with kidney tumors, allowing surgeons the ability to remove just a portion of the kidney.  Porter Adventist Hospital is among a handful of centers in the country with advanced fluorescence imaging technology, called…

Windoro UK Launches New Robot Window Cleaner.
12/19/11 —   The Windoro automatic window cleaning robot is now available to order in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Windoro received a very positive reception after its release at last year’s IFA in Berlin, one of the largest consumer electronics and appliance trade shows, where more than a thousand of the…

UK robot caregivers to help older people live independently at home
12/19/11 —   Robotics technology arising from research led by the University of Reading to support older people living at home has received special recognition from the President of the EU, Jose-Manuel Barroso. The CompanionAble Project, led by Professor Atta Badii, of the School of Systems Engineering, was one of only two…

Mantaro Launches New Telepresence Robot
12/15/11 —   Mantaro announced today the launch of their new addition to the TelePresence Robotlineup named the MantaroBot TeleMe. The TeleMe currently supports a user supplied Apple iPad2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, or an Apple iPhone 4/4S to be used as the “head” of the telepresence robot. Like the original…

Aldebaran Robotics Debuts New NAO
12/09/11 —   Aldebaran Robotics, a leader in humanoid robotics, has released its latest version of the NAO robot - NAO Next Gen. "With NAO Next Gen coming of age, we shall be able to make it serve organizations that care for autistic children and those losing their autonomy. I created Aldebaran Robotics in 2005…

Covidien Endo Stitch Automated Suturing Device Reduces Hospitalization Costs and Operating Room Time
12/06/11 —   Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced study data demonstrating that use of its Endo Stitch automated suturing device lowers mean hospital costs and operating room (OR) time during total laparoscopic hysterectomies treating benign conditions. Using the Endo Stitch device in such procedures was associated with…

Ultrathin Flexible Brain Implant Allows Study of Seizures
11/14/11 —   Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a flexible brain implant that could one day be used to treat epileptic seizures. In animal studies, the researchers used the device – a type of electrode array that conforms to the brain's surface – to take an unprecedented…

Toyota Debuts New Nursing and Healthcare Robots
11/09/11 —   Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) recently held an event at its vehicle display space and theme park Mega Web to display a number of new robots developed to provide support in nursing and healthcare. The robots form part of the Toyota Partner Robot series, which is being developed to assist…

NASA, Japan Release Hi-Res Topographic Map of Earth
10/17/11 —   NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.  The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and…

Can MRI Be Used to Control a Medical Robot?
10/07/11 —   Engineers at Children’s Hospital Boston have demonstrated the ability to program the magnetic field generated by a clinical MRI scanner to motorize and control a robotic instrument – in this case, a surgical biopsy needle. They presented their work at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2011…

Panasonic Unveils Assistance Robots
09/26/11 —   Panasonic Corporation today announced the development of an innovative communication assistance robot named "HOSPI-Rimo" and new models of its Hair-Washing Robot and RoboticBed. These robots are designed to support people who need assistance to lead safe, comfortable, and pleasant lives. The new Hair-Washing Robot can complete the entire process…




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