Robot removes tumour for a precise heart surgery

A precise heart surgery has been performed in Melbourne, Australia, to remove a tumour from a delicate region of a 77 old woman’s heart. The robotic system called “da Vinci” which has been used by the hospital since 2004, has performed about 200 operations so far. The robot copies the movements of heart surgeons with […]

The new EGN 80 and 160 grippers from SCHUNK

SCHUNK has expanded its EGN series of servo electric 2-finger parallel grippers to include sizes 80 and 160 to the existing size 100. The new sizes have a stroke per finger of 8 and 16 millimeters, respectively. This upward and downward expansion of the series now makes it possible to use the exact size of […]

Robot learns to use new tools by itself

A new robot has been developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which can learn to use new tools by itself. It achieves this by touching and moving the tool first and observe how it’s parts move in relation to each other. One of the biggest challenges in robotics has always been to make them […]

The robot that climbs in the pipe

Industrial pipe systems are inaccessible and narrow. The pipes can be vertical and have junctions. Just as challenging, leakage points in the water system must be located, the condition of oil and gas pipelines must be checked and ventilation systems need to be cleaned.In the main, today’s robots are not that clever. They cannot climb […]

ABB Robotics Takes It To The Streets

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (BUSINESS WIRE) Robot Manufacturer Continues ”Robotics On The Move – Partnership In Productivity Tour”. ABB Robotics continues “Robotics On The Move, Partnership In Productivity Tour,” a mobile tour to span across North America reaching manufacturing facilities as well as schools and universities. Designed to connect with manufacturers and students alike, the tour […]

General Motors, Carnegie Mellon Commit To Develop Driverless Vehicles

PITTSBURGH, General Motors Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University today announced a new Collaborative Research Lab (CRL) and a renewed commitment to work jointly on technologies that will accelerate the emerging field of autonomous driving – a family of electronics and software technologies that could influence the way drivers and their vehicles interact in the future. […]

Tartalo the robot is knocking on your door

A research team from the University of the Basque Country, led by Basilio Sierra, is devising a robot that can get around by itself. Tartalo is able to identify different places and ask permission before going through a doorway.We are accustomed to seeing robots programmed to carry out a concrete task such as the robotic […]

iRobot to Create Revolutionary New Robot for DARPA

Company Receives $3.3 Million Award to Develop Cutting-Edge Robots that Help Soldiers Gain Access to Denied or Hostile Areas BEDFORD, Mass.(BUSINESS WIRE)iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) today announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Office have awarded the company a new multi-year, multi-million dollar R&D project to develop Chemical Robots […]

Robot-assisted surgery represents safe, effective option for patients with kidney, bladder, prostate cancers

UT Health Science Center, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care have removed more kidney, bladder tumors with the technology than any academic center in Texas. SAN ANTONIO, Dipen Parekh, M.D., a urologic oncologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, deftly operates the handles and pedals of a console located 6 feet […]

Hopping, Rolling Robots On The Way

Could “hop and roll” be the best way to explore new worlds? NREC researchers are designing spherical robots that combine hopping and rolling to move around in rugged environments. The Robotic All-Terrain Surveyors (RATS) could be used in interplanetary science missions (like exploring low-gravity planets such as Mars) or terrestrial missions in rough terrain (like […]