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Report: Healthcare Leads in Robotics Hiring
01/20/14 — New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace, reports that there were 45,000 jobs for robotics skilled professionals advertised online during 2013. Healthcare jobs accounted for 35% of robotics hiring demand with 16,000 positions, passing demands for…

Smaller-Scale Farming Opens Big Opportunity for Agribots
01/15/14 — Will robot feet in near-future time walk upon England's mountains green? And will there be drones flying overhead from England's pleasant pastures seen? A new vision of robots patrolling the meadows and cornfields of the UK may seem dark and satanic to some, but according to farmers and the government it is…

Robotic Exoskeleton to Help Deliver First Kick of the 2014 World Cup
01/08/14 — The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will provide incredible displays of physical skill—but the most impressive performance won’t come from the likes of Rooney or Ronaldo. It will instead be delivered by a paralysed teenager, who, during the opening ceremony in June, will kick a ball using a robotic body…

Anybots’ Q(X) Rolls Into the Telepresence Market
12/18/13 — Last we heard from Anybots was back in February of last year, when they were offering a robotic receptionist service called AnyLobby. Since then, it's been fairly quiet over there, but apparently, this is why: they've been working on a new telepresence robot called Q(X), which made its first appearance at a party…

R-loud Rehabilitation Robot “Sees” Muscle Movement
12/11/13 — Associate Professor Toshiaki Tsuji's Laboratory at Saitama University has developed R-cloud, a rehabilitation support robot that enables users to view how their own muscles move during rehabilitation and training. "This rehabilitation support robot is used for strengthening the arms. Its moving parts use pneumatic muscles, and it provides support with…

Connecting Mind and Machine: The Next Step for Healthcare Robotics
12/04/13 — Bionic legs that use sensors and a control system to allow amputees to seamlessly traverse almost any terrain; robotic arms with a sophisticated brain-computer interface (BMI) allow paralyzed patients to closely match the speed and coordination of a typical human limb; even a computerized bladder that could eventually alert patients…

Adventure Keeps Rolling with UNiMO Electric Wheelchair
11/20/13 — Japanese company Nano Optonics Energy displayed its caterpillar-tracked UNiMO (UNIque MObility) micro EV drive train at the International Robotics Exhibition in Tokyo last week, promising new levels of personal mobility for wheelchair users. There are two models of the UNiMO: the US$18,000 Unimo Grace which is now available for purchase and the…

iRex 2013: Old Age with Robots Might Actually Be Fun
11/13/13 — TOKYO -- We can all look forward to growing old with buckets of bolts that will watch over us, assist us, and maybe even entertain us. That's the message at the International Robot Exhibition (iRex), a trade show here highlighting elderly care along with the latest developments in factory automation.…

Breast Cancer Prevention the New Frontier for ISS Robotics
11/06/13 — Instead of zipping past traffic jams, International Space Station-derived robotic capabilities are giving us a fast pass to life-saving surgical techniques with cancer-fighting finesse. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 232,340 women and 2,240 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of 2013 alone. From that, about…

HOSPI-R, Nurse’s New Best Friend
10/30/13 — Panasonic's ongoing effort to automate Japanese hospitals continued this month with the launch of the HOSPI-R, an autonomous delivery robot that is now on sale. In its press release, Panasonic contends that robots like this one are needed to maintain and improve the quality of nursing services due to Japan's…

Robotena the Nurse Robot Transport Will Go Where Emergency Care Can’t
10/24/13 — A injured man lies bleeding on the street, rolling against the wall to escape the sniper that shot him. Nobody dares approach him, fearing they’ll be next.  Such a scene is being repeated daily across Syria, with snipers becoming more and more ruthless. Regime snipers even make bets amongst each…

3D Printed Dextrus Lends a Hand toward Making Robotic Prosthetics Affordable
10/16/13 — A British inventor hopes to revolutionise the health industry after producing 3D printed prosthetic limbs. The engineering graduate has created The Dextrus hand, a fully-working prototype built with a 3D printer. The NHS currently has to pay around £70,000 for a prosthetic hand, but robotics expert Joel Gibbard, 23, has…

New in Robotic Surgery: The Dexterous SPORT System
10/09/13 — TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 9, 2013) - Titan Medical Inc. ("Titan" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) has posted a video on its website illustrating the impressive dexterity of the "snake-like" robotic instruments of its Single Port ####### Robotic Technology (SPORT™) Surgical System. The video shows how the SPORT™ Surgical System can…

Foot For Thought: The Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg
10/02/13 — The power of thought alone is not enough to move inanimate objects — unless the object is a robotic leg wired to your brain, that is. A 32-year-old man whose knee and lower leg were amputated in 2009 after a motorcycle accident is apparently the first person with a missing…

Robot-Assisted Surgery the New Way to Go with Broken Bones?
09/25/13 — The system is being developed at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in collaboration with a leading orthopaedic surgeon, a company specialising in orthopaedic devices and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts . Bristol Robotics Laboratory is a collaboration between UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol. The project, led by Dr Sanja…

Non-Invasive Microrobot Drug Delivery System Unveiled
09/18/13 — Small enough for injection without leaving a wound, new microrobots could revolutionize the way modern medicine treats certain hard-to-reach areas of the body. The eyes and brain are extremely tricky places for surgeons, and a non-invasive solution to certain ailments has long been sought. The impediments to this are numerous,…

New-Fangled Assistive Technology
09/11/13 — Hoaloha Robotics founder Tandy Trower spent 28 years at Microsoft, during which time he managed Windows 1.0 and 2.0 before being appointed as a member of Bill Gates’ strategic staff. He began developing connections with people from across the robotics industry and became fascinated by a question: How will the…

Robotic Endoscope Makes Surgeries More Efficient
09/04/13 — This is a flexible endoscope which can be operated by one person, instead of by two or three, as is often the case with the current endoscopes. PhD candidate in Industrial Design, Jeroen Ruiter, University of Twente, designed this endoscope along with technology provider DEMCON. With the flexible robotic endoscope,…




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