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Working With Robots May Help After a Stroke

People who lost use of a hand recaptured movement, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Robotic therapy might help stroke victims regain some of their impaired physical abilities, even if it's been years since the debilitating event. People with partial paralysis on ...

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center First in the Nation to Use a New Generation of Medical Robots for Complex Electrophysiology Mapping Procedures

CoHesion(TM) 3D Visualization Module Improves Physician Accuracy And Reduces Radiation Exposure for Patients AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, doctors at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center became the first in the nation ...

Animal behavior turned into robots and more at 4th international AMAM symposium

CLEVELANDBuilding a machine that moves like a cockroach, salamander, fish or another creature is no easy task. Over 100 of the worlds pioneering engineers, biologists and neuroscientists who have contributed to building biologically inspired robots will be on the campus of Case Western Reserve Uni...

Babies Driving Robots at University

NEWARK, Del., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies driving robots. It sounds like the theme of a cartoon series but it is actually the focus of important and innovative research being conducted at the University of Delaware that could have significant repercussions for the cognitive develo...

Snake Like Robots Designed to Assist Surgeons

With the advances in technology, new high technology based tools to assist in the operating room// in the future is being designed by researchers of Johns Hopkins University. These instruments would make the whole medical procedure a lot more safe and effective. The tools include a snakelike r...

Mobile Robots Offer 24/7 Care to Neurosurgical ICU, Stroke Patients

Two nearly 6-foot tall, remote-controlled robots are now on staff at The Methodist Hospital, caring for critically ill patients suffering from stroke or other neurological// problems. Methodist's neurosurgical-ICU (NICU) and Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center are the first in Houston to use this wir...

Octarms for robots for better grasping of objects

In the field of robotics the latest is that of the development of an analog to our hand which resembles and works in a similar way as that of tentacles or an elephant trunk. // It is said that these tentacles can grasp and grapple a wide variety of objects. Initially the robots could not do this an...

Electronic Skin (E-Skin) To Robots

Professor Takao Someya and colleagues from the University of Tokyo, Japan has found an electronic skin which his flexible and can sense touch. This sesitive skin implanted in the robots can help robots sense giving them an almost // human sense of touch. The results of the study was published in Pr...

Researchers Aim To Develop Next Generation Of Surgical Robots

A mechanical engineer at Purdue University is to build robots that could make an operating procedure less expensive and versatile to boot. Reserachers are also // thinking of incorporating tactile sensors into these robots so that delicate tissue can be better felt and conditions better diagnosed. ...

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

Miniature robots may soon replace surgeons, more so in space according to researchers.// The robots are about three inches in length and about a cm wide and have wheels on them. They can be slipped through a small incision into a cavity and surgeons in different locations can operate a remotely...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

... in human hands for example, to aid in developing robots that can independently apprehend and learn from th...f intense interest for robot builders. Even today, robots have great difficulty perceiving their surrounding... factories, the safety barriers between humans and robots should fall. To that end, simple, fast, and effici...

Health Robotics Announces i.v.STATION(TM) Contract With Grifols in Spain, Portugal and South America

...f this strategic partnership, Grifols will take delivery of 120 i.v.STATION robots between now and December 2014 for deployment in Spain, Portugal, Chile, Bra...rced into the dated alternative of "one-size-fits-all, million-dollar-plus" robots designed 10 years ago. Whether a Pharmacy chooses a single or multiple i.v....

A Robot That Reads Your Mind?

...ing the proper tool needed for assembly. "The robots observe behavior, map it against the task and quic...the commission. This development could lead to robots that act more like human companions -- making deci...ut being told?" The scientists programmed the robots to deal with possible mistakes by asking their hum...

Fast pandemic detection tool ready to fight flu

...ld with the tools for this task." Current genetic identification methods require lots of time and manpower. The new genotyping system features two robots and the ability to fully sequence 10,000 or more influenza viruses per year. This makes it much faster and more reliable than current methods, and red...

Cancer cells need normal, nonmutated genes to survive

...y gave the cells time to divide and sifted through the data to determine which proteins were required for survival. (In the past, labs relied on large robots to complete these types of screens, but Elledge and others have refined the technology in an effort to make RNAi affordable and accessible. Luo conduc...

GeckoSystems Reveals Eldercare Capable Personal Robot Sales Forecasts

...g for the successful development of eldercare home robots amongst their leading international manufacturers ...tive, utilitarian, multitasking eldercare personal robots in 2010 to be $74.0B, in 2011 to be $77B, in 2012 ...ietary, fundamental technologies that enable their robots to automatically self-navigate the home or workpla...

U.S. Mobile Robot Co. Reveals Pacific Rim Sales Forecasts

...ng international manufacturers to develop personal robots suitable for eldercare. Sources within the Japanes...ost effective, utilitarian, multi-tasking personal robots suitable for eldercare in 2010 to be $22.0B; in 20...ietary, fundamental technologies that enable their robots to automatically self-navigate the home or workpla...

American Urological Association/Engineering & Urological Society 2009 -- news tips

...a kidney stone, his or her physician might want to consider the possibility that the stone could be a marker for these other conditions." TWO robots BETTER THAN ONE FOR PROSTATE SURGERY --Additional robot can help surgeon spot nerve bundle necessary to preserve potency EUS Meeting, April 25,...

Healthcare Tech and the World: A Discussion About the Impact of Medical Automation on Healthcare

... than $5 million annually, by simply incorporating automation in sample-handling. Pharmacies are savings hundreds of millions of dollars by employing robots to not only dispense pills quickly and efficiently, but also to take care of the inventory. Even greater savings can be realized by deploying system w...

Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head

.... The bizarre physiological adaptations of the barreleyes have puzzled oceanographers for generations. It is only with the advent of modern underwater robots that scientists have been able to observe such animals in their native environment, and thus to fully understand how these physical adaptations help t...

Robot playmates monitor emotional state of children with ASD

...arch going on around the world today trying to use robots to treat children with autism spectrum disorders (...s, raising the promise that appropriately designed robots could play an important role in their treatment," ... If these limitations can be overcome, the use of robots to treat children with ASD could have a significan...

Strategic Domain Announces 30-Point Search Engine Optimization Check-up for Web Sites

...ies to reach their intended target audiences. Web sites have to earn the right to appear at the top of search engine rankings by giving search engine robots more readable, valuable content." Strategic Domain, Inc. ( improving Web site rankings . Since then, the firm has been engaged in search mark...

Blue Monkey Planet and TeleHealth Services Partner to Offer Innovative Pediatric Patient Education Content

...st in the healing process. This original program has been produced specifically for children in the hospital environment. Tickle Monsters Are robots and Other Stories by the Story Pirates -- The Story Pirates are a group of actors and teachers who transform kids' stories into songs, sketches and m...

Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue

...lderly, experts say TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In the not-so-distant future, American seniors may turn to helpful, uncomplaining robots to fill the worrisome "care gap" that many face today. One of these autonomous devices, called the uBOT-5, is already capable of carrying out simpl...

New Website Launched, The Robot Report, Tracking The Business of Robotics

...ndustry:    • Service robots for Governmental and Corporate Use    • Service robots for Personal and Private Use    • Industrial robots    • Ancillary Businesses &n...

Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD Experts Convene at the Help Group Summit

...ncluding topics such as: The convergence of science, advocacy and public policy: the current California and federal legislative agendas Social robots for kids? Exploring socially assistive robotics for autism intervention Evidence based treatments for toddlers with ASD: What we know now and new r...

Carnegie Mellon to host micromanufacturing conference

...nference is a result of increasing industry demand for miniature devices, such as minimally invasive surgery equipment for the medical field and micro robots now used in many aerospace projects. What conference attendees are doing is developing manufacturing and measurement methods to bridge the nano and ...

Charlotte Children's Hospital Gets a Delivery from Aethon's Train-Themed Robot This Fall

...lity," said Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon. "We are extremely pleased that the JR robots are being deployed in other children's hospitals and hope that they will in...ased in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aethon is a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management. In healthcare, the company's patent...

Free articles get read but don't generate more citations

...here were definitely more article downloads for freely accessible articles," said Davis. "Yet nearly half of these downloads were by Internet indexing robots like Google, crawling the Web for free content." "There are many reasons to provide free access to the literature," said Davis. "A citation advantag...

Aethon, Inc. Names New Chief Financial Officer

...uquesne University and is a certified public accountant. About Aethon Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aethon is a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management. In healthcare, the company's patented technology platform is redefining hospital supply chain logistics by aut...

Sensitive, Smart and Strong - Too Bad it's Just a Robotic Arm

... For decades, researchers have dreamed of creating robots with human-like abilities. Now an interdisciplinar... For decades, researchers have dreamed of creating robots with human-like abilities. Now an interdisciplinar...gt knows all too well how difficult it is to build robots with even basic human abilities. Yet...

Aethon's Train-Themed Delivery Robot Available To Children's Hospitals Nationwide

...lity," said Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon. "We are extremely pleased that the JR robots are being deployed in other children's hospitals and hope that they will in...ased in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aethon is a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management. In healthcare, the company's patent...

Yale's Scassellati gets Microsoft 'breakthrough research award' for robotics

... from Microsoft to design programs that will allow robots to understand the prosody or rhythms, patterns an... potential of HRI, Microsoft Research launched the robots Among Us initiative last October with the bold declaration: The robots are coming! Scassellati will share $500,000 wit...

TU Delft robot Flame walks like a human

...scover just how complex an activity it is. Walking robots have been around since the seventies. The applied ...s method replaces the cautious, rigid way in which robots walk with the more fluid, energy-efficient movemen...ng robot in the world, at least in the category of robots which apply the human method of walking as a start...

First steps toward autonomous robot surgeries

... N.C. The day may be getting a little closer when robots will perform surgery on patients in dangerous situ.... An artificial intelligence program served as the robots brain by taking real-time 3-D information, process...am, the technology will advance to the point where robots without the guidance of the doctor can someday o...

New research shows slight of hand is not so slight

...th Purdue engineering professor C.S. George Lee and researchers from the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Japan to help create humanoid robots that move more like people. ...

'Paro,' the Baby Seal Service Robot From Japan, Finds a New Home in the United States With Help From JETRO

...s Conference & Expo 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA. Paro robots U.S., Inc., founded by Walter Weisel, began its de... Japan. Mr. Weisel, now Chairman and CEO of Paro robots U.S., Inc., commented, "I'd like to credit JETRO f...tinguished career that spans over 35 years. Paro robots U.S., Inc. will be based in Fort Myers, Florida, a...

Faux Fido eases loneliness in nursing home residents as well as real dog, SLU study finds

...ere is a lot of loneliness in nursing homes and animal-assisted therapy whether from a dog or a robot is one answer for addressing that, he says. robots with personality also could help care for older adults who live alone and need a little monitoring, Banks adds. Think R2D2. This health companion c...

U.S. Seeks to Limit Animal Testing of Toxic Chemicals

...gainst 5,000 to 20,000 conditions in cells that are specific to human toxicology." These new methods include using high-speed, automated screening robots to test suspected toxic compounds, instead of using laboratory animals. What the federal agencies are trying to do can be seen by comparing what ha...

Scientists from Europe, Israel and the US develop robotic rats to aid in rescue missions

...at makes an animals sense of touch so efficient, we will be able to develop robots imitating this feature, and put them to effective use.' What is the wh...d, and advance technology on the other. That is to say, researchers can use robots as an experimental tool, by building a brain-like system, step-by-step, gai...
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