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Controlling nanoscale DNA robots from the macroscale
By powering a DNA nanorobotic arm with electric fields, scientists have achieved precise nano-scale movement that is at least five orders of magnitude faster than previously reported for DNA-driven robotic systems. (2018-01-18)

Your next nurse could be a robot
The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a robot. This is the implication of research recently published by Dr. Elena De Momi and colleagues in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence). (2016-10-05)

Boneless, brainy, and ancient
How to make a robotic arm that is able to flex in an infinite number of ways and order it to do so without disorder and confusion? Get yourself an octopus and study it. That is exactly what researchers funded by the Office of Naval Research are doing. (2001-11-26)

Robotic arm could help stroke survivors regain range of motion
A robotic arm that can be worn at home is being developed to help stroke survivors regain the ability to reach and grasp objects and perform basic tasks such as feed themselves. (2005-04-26)

Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit
In a paper published in EPJ Plus, Marco Tantardini and Enrico Flamini from the Italian Space Agency (ASI) make the case for taking part in the robotic phase of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). In addition to taking manned spaceflights deeper into space than ever before, the proposed mission would also bring some benefit for planetary science. (2017-08-07)

Wearable robot transforms musicians into 3-armed drummers
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have built a wearable robotic limb that allows drummers to play with three arms. The two-foot long 'smart arm' can be attached to a musician's shoulder and responds to human gestures and the music it hears. When the drummer moves to play the high hat cymbal, for example, the robotic arm maneuvers to play the ride cymbal. (2016-02-17)

Robotic prosthesis turns drummer into a 3-armed cyborg
Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis with motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both physically by the musicians' arms and electronically using electromyography muscle sensors. The other stick 'listens' to the music being played and improvises. The robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans. (2014-03-06)

Robots improve movement in stroke patients
Stroke patients aided by (1999-11-09)

The wily octopus: king of flexibility
Octopuses have the most flexible appendages known in nature, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. In addition to being soft and strong, each of the animal's eight arms can bend, twist, elongate and shorten in many combinations to produce diverse movements. Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) filmed 10 octopuses over many months while presenting them with a variety of challenges, and recorded 16,563 examples of these arm movements. (2020-11-30)

University of Minnesota research shows people can control a robotic arm with only their minds
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. (2016-12-14)

NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm precision
Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. Unlike other space telescope mirrors, this one must be pieced together from segments using a high-precision robotic arm. (2016-01-27)

Researchers develop an artificial cerebellum than enables robotic human-like object handling
Researchers are developing a robotic system with ability to predict the specific action or movement that they should perform when handling an object. (2012-07-03)

K-State professor's research could possibly identify 'face' of terrorism
Akira Tokuhiro, a K-State associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, is combining two research areas, biometrics -- including facial expressions -- and robotics, to combat terrorism. (2005-11-14)

Getting a grip: An innovative mechanical controller design for robot-assisted surgery
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery. Their controller combines the two distinct types of gripping used in commercially available robotic systems to leverage the advantages of both, reducing the efforts of the surgeon and providing good precision. (2020-02-18)

Robotic arm may help to rehabilitate chronic stroke victims, finds new study
New research published in Frontiers in Neurology by NYU researcher Adam Buchwald finds that robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, the loss of ability to understand or express speech, may promote speech and language function recovery. (2018-10-29)

James Webb Space Telescope mirror halfway complete
Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's massive clean room in Greenbelt, Maryland, the ninth flight mirror was installed onto the telescope structure with a robotic arm. This marks the halfway completion point for the James Webb Space Telescope's segmented primary mirror. (2015-12-28)

Whether grasping Easter eggs or glass bottles - this robotic hand uses tact
Researchers at Saarland University together with associates in Bologna and Naples have developed a robotic hand that can accomplish both tasks with ease and yet including the actuators is scarcely larger than a human arm. (2012-03-30)

Researchers develop neural prosthesis allowing a monkey to feed self using only its brain
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated that a monkey can feed itself with a robotic arm simply by using signals from its brain, a development that will change the future role of prosthetics. (2004-10-26)

Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications
Within the past decade, many advancements have been made in the 3-D market from printing to movies. Now scientists report in ACS' Analytical Chemistry that by combining a robotic arm and mass spectrometry, they can analyze the surface of irregularly shaped 3-D objects, potentially opening up new branches of forensics and pharmaceutics. (2018-04-04)

First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants
A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a computer cursor. (2019-06-19)

Space technology comes down to earth in new agricultural device
Space technology is to be put to work on Earth -- in a device for testing soil quality, in research involving the University of Strathclyde. (2016-05-10)

MIT robot aids recovery of stroke patients
Robotic therapy for stroke patients appears to significantly improve patients' short- and long-term recovery of arm movement, MIT researchers and colleagues report in the November 10 issue of Neurology. (1999-11-28)

Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds
A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain. (2017-11-27)

Mayo Clinic finds robotic surgery effective for removing hard-to-reach throat cancer
Robotic surgery has become a mainstream tool for removing an ever-increasing variety of head and neck tumors. Now, a team of head and neck surgeons from Mayo Clinic has found robotic surgery can treat cancer in the narrow, hard-to-reach area beyond the tongue at the top of the voice box. Some patients were able to avoid further treatment with chemotherapy or radiation, and most could resume normal eating and speaking. (2011-04-29)

Future astronaut diagnostics for the ISS brings advances in technology for telemedicine
On Thursday 5 December 2002 an ESA-coordinated demonstration in medical telediagnostics was carried out on board the French hospital ship Sirocco. (2002-12-06)

Robots and inflatable conveyor belts set to slash farm labour costs
Research engineers and horticulture specialists at the University of Warwick are working together to devise a suite of robots and automated systems which could transform farming and horticulture over the next decade. (2006-03-07)

Restoring paretic hand function via an artificial neural connection bridging spinal cord injury
Yukio Nishimura, Associate Professor of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, and Eberhard Fetz, Professor and Steve Perlmuter, Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, United States investigated the effects of introducing a novel artificial neural connection which bridged a spinal cord lesion in a paretic monkey. This allowed the monkey to electrically stimulate the spinal cord through volitionally controlled brain activity and thereby to restore volitional control of the paretic hand. (2013-04-11)

Rats operate robotic arm via brain activity
Researchers at MCP Hahnemann University and Duke University have developed a method for recording brain signals onto electrode arrays in laboratory rats that enable the rats to control a robotic arm without any actual muscle movement. (1999-06-22)

Thoughts translate to actions
One promising approach for recovery after spinal cord injury involves circumventing neuronal damage by establishing connections between healthy areas of the brain and virtual devices, called brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), programmed to transform neural impulses into signals that can control a robotic device. Miguel Nicolelis and colleagues report long-term studies in monkeys that shed light on some of the fundamental issues surrounding the programming and use of BMIs and have important implications for medical applications. (2003-10-13)

Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified
Researchers have identified the cause of chronic, and currently untreatable, pain in those with amputations and severe nerve damage, as well as a potential treatment which relies on engineering instead of drugs. (2016-10-27)

Mind over matter: Monkey feeds itself using its brain
A monkey has fed itself with fluid, well-controlled movements of a human-like robotic arm by using only signals from its brain, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report. Use of the robotic arm, complete with working joints, is directly controlled by the monkey, a significant advance that could benefit prosthetics for people with paralysis and spinal cord injuries, particularly those with (2008-05-28)

Robot arm improves performance of brain-controlled device
The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from the University of Chicago finds. (2010-12-14)

Synergy emergence in deep reinforcement motor learning
Human motor control has always been efficient at executing complex movements naturally, efficiently, and without much thought involved. This is because of the existence of motor synergy in the central nervous system (CNS). Motor synergy allows the CNS to use a smaller set of variables to control a large group of muscles; thereby simplifying the control over coordinated and complex movements. (2020-03-19)

International robotic surgery forum launches in Chicago
On October 9-10, 2009, CRSA will hold its first international conference at the Swissotel Chicago to officially launch the organization. An estimated 300 surgeons will be in attendance to share and learn new robotic techniques applied general surgery, including applications for gastrointestinal, colorectal, vascular, transplant, endocrine, oncology and bariatrics. (2009-08-12)

First Robotically-Assisted Heart Bypass Surgery Successfully Performed In United States
A Penn State College of Medicine researcher yesterday performed the first robotically-assisted heart bypass surgery on a 70-year-old female patient at the Penn State Geisinger's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The patient is stable today and is recovering as expected. (1998-12-09)

Implants read intentions of tetraplegic patient from brain activity
Microelectrodes implanted in the brain of a tetraplegic patient have helped scientists anticipate his intended movements so they could steer a robotic arm accordingly, a new report shows. (2015-05-21)

MIT Software Improves Accuracy Of Robot Used In Cancer Therapy
A robotic system that will maneuver patients into position for a beam of cancer-blasting particles is now about 15 times more accurate thanks to software developed by MIT engineers. (1999-02-11)

Catalytic activity of individual cobalt oxide nanoparticles determined
Precious metal-free nanoparticles could serve as powerful catalysts in the future, for example for hydrogen production. To optimize them, researchers must be able to analyze the properties of individual particles. A new method for this has been suggested by a team from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum and from the University of Duisburg-Essen. The group developed a method using a robotic arm that allows them to select individual particles under an electron microscope and place them on a nanoelectrode for electrochemical analysis. (2020-12-15)

International Robotic Urology Symposium+2011
The International Robotic Urology Symposium+2011 will take place Jan. 13-16, 2011, at the Wynn Las Vegas. (2010-09-27)

Seahorse's armor gives engineers insight into robotics designs
The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail's flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other. Researchers are hoping to use a similar structure to create a flexible robotic arm, which could be used in medical devices, underwater exploration and unmanned bomb detection and detonation. (2013-05-01)

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