New 'frozen smoke' may improve robotic surgery, energy storage
A spongy substance that could be mistaken for packing material has the nanotechnology world buzzing.
New methods keep bugs out of software for self-driving cars
Driver assistance technologies, such as adaptive cruise control and automatic braking, promise to someday ease traffic on crowded routes and prevent accidents. Proving that these automated systems will work as intended is ...
Tool-wielding robots crawl in bodies for surgery
Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations.
Redefining Geometric Skeletons
(PhysOrg.com) -- Geometric skeletons are fundamental concepts in many areas of science and engineering.
Miniaturized sensors hold up under pressure
Applications as diverse as oil-well drilling and robot-driven surgery are driving demand for improved micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors. As they are made smaller, however, simultaneously ...
Robotic surgery: How safe is it?
When Mea Figueroa of St. Cloud was told that a robot would be performing a delicate operation to remove uterine fibroids that were causing her pain and abnormal bleeding, she hesitated slightly.
If only a robot could be more like a cockroach
Studies have indicated that insects rely on their brains to respond to what they feel and see. But for the first time, researchers have shown a direct link between neurons at the center of an insect brain ...
Scientists develop method for verifying safety of computer-controlled devices
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a new method for systematically identifying bugs in aircraft collision avoidance systems, high-speed train controls and other complex, ...
'Revolution is at hand' for breakthroughs in medicine
Someday soon, thanks to advances in medicine, a surgeon will operate on a patient who is not in the same room, but thousands of miles away.
Surgery on beating heart thanks to robotic helping hand
If you've been waiting for the day to arrive when computers actually start performing surgery, that moment might soon be upon us. A French team has developed a computerized 3D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to ...
A high-tech handrest
University of Utah engineers developed a computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support that will let doctors, artists and others precisely control scalpels, brushes and tools over a wider area than otherwise ...
Introducing RoSS, a 'flight simulator' for robotic surgery
A collaboration between the Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has produced one of the world's first simulators ...
Robot lends hand in cardiac bypass surgery
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two cardiothoracic surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center have performed the first robotic-assisted, multi-arterial, cardiac bypass procedure in California. The surgery, which took place in late January, is ...
Robotic prostate surgery may mean big trade-off
(AP) -- A new study suggests less-invasive keyhole surgery for prostate cancer may mean a higher risk for lasting incontinence and impotence when compared with traditional surgery.