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Artificial Cerebellum Enables Human-like Object Handling for Robots
07/05/12 — An artificial cerebellum has restored lost brain function in rats, bringing the prospect of cyborg-style brain implants a step closer to reality University of Granada researchers have developed an artificial cerebellum (a biologically-inspired adaptive microcircuit) that controls a robotic arm with human-like precision. The cerebellum is the part of the human brain that controls the locomotor system and coordinates body movements. To date, although robot designers have achieved very precise movements, such movements are performed at very high speed, require strong forces and are power consuming. This approach cannot be applied to robots that interact with humans, as a malfunction…


Tubal Ligations Reversed, Now With Robotic-Assisted Surgery
06/20/12 — It’s something I’ve never had to worry about but have had friends go through, and sometimes, regret. We’re talking about a tubal ligation, and women have it when they think they’re donehaving children – but what if you get married again and want to conceive? Tubal ligations prevent you from getting pregnant, but if you want to reverse them – while possible – it’s often complicated, expensive, and I would imagine, painful. Robotic surgery is being implemented in everything from prostatectomies to hysterectomiesto even carrying trays of medicine in hospitals. It’s rapidly growing popularity is fortunately allowing doctors to see…



Robotic Surgery: Tool-wielding Robots Crawl in Bodies
05/29/12 — Indystar—Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations. It's not science fiction. Scientists and doctors are using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs. The snakebots carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps, and…

Mazor Robotics Introduces 3D Verification System
05/23/12 — Mazor Robotics Ltd. announced the global launch of the C-OnSite enhancement to its Renaissance system. Renaissance is Mazor Robotics’ surgical guidance system for spine procedures and the incorporation of C-OnSite creates a full solution from planning, through surgical execution to verification. C-OnSite is a significant advance that enables fast, low-radiation,…

Robotics Help the Disabled See the World Around Them
05/02/12 — Keith Wagstaff, TechLand—Robots are natural candidates for helping people with disabilities, mainly because they have to simulate senses that most of us take for granted. For a robot to “see,” usually ithas to create a virtual map so it can carefully plot its course. That technology is being utilized by…

Hugvie: Robotic Pillow Lets You Make Calls, Hug the Person on the Other End
04/30/12 — Tokyo—Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Japan, is known for his life-like androids. His latest creation may not resemble a realistic human, but these body-shaped pillows are equipped with two vibrators that mimic heartbeats. The Hugvie robot connects to your mobile phone and responds the caller’s…

Service Robot to Aid Japanese Elderly
04/26/12 — TMCnet—GeckoSystems has recently been working on the release of their new CareBot personal assistance robot, which helps elderly in Japan with most of their daily tasks. Japan recently hit 47,756 in their population of elderly citizens 100 or older. According to GeckoSystems, their CareBot is set to bring safety and…

Robot Surgery Eases Procedure on Thymus Gland
04/24/12 — Times of India—Haya Fatima (20), an engineering student from Lucknow, suffered from a rare neuro-muscular disease called myasthenia gravis that used to make it difficult for her even to smile; her eyes would also droop involuntarily. The condition is generally treated with an open surgery but it leaves a big…

GeckoSystems Employs Sensor Fusion in Elder Care Robot Trials
01/21/10 — Developer of mobile service robots systems employs proprietary sensor fusion technology in CoreBot personal companion home care robot, currently undergoing in-home trials. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that their suite of sensor fusion technologies is instrumental in their ongoing world’s first in home personal companion robot trials for elder…

GeckoSystems’ Elder Care Robot Trials Reveal Grandma’s Hearing Loss
12/16/09 — In-house evaluations uncovers voice synthesis inadequacies, since resolved in upgraded CareBot personal companion home care robot. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO)—announced that they have recently improved their voice synthesis capability due to insights from their in home personal companion eldercare robot evaluation trials. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the…

GeckoSystems’ GeckoScheduler Manages Timely Tasks for Mobile Robots Date and Time Scheduling System
07/20/09 — GeckoScheduler date and time scheduling system enables mobile robots to timely and repetitively provide verbal reminders. GeckoSystems International Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that they have completed the prototyping and development of their mobile robot date and time scheduling system, GeckoScheduler™ 1.2. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile…

Aethon Releases Newest Robotics Operating System That Enables Greater Range of Applications
07/15/09 — Advanced OS gives Aethon the ability to accelerate market penetration and increase its dominance in mobile robotic solutions for hospitals. AETHON®, Inc., the leading developer of mobile robotic solutions for hospital supply chain logistics, announced today the release of its newest robotic operating system – TUGOS 6.5, which will significantly…

GeckoSystems Introduces New Personal Care Mobile Robot
04/30/09 — The tight integration of a variety of advanced hardware and software systems provides GeckoSystem’s CareBot mobile service robot with new levels of cost effective situational awareness. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets: GCKO) announced that they have completed the prototyping of their CareBot MSR 3.87. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in…




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