Painting robot lends surgeons a hand
(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.
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 ...
New 'frozen smoke' may improve robotic surgery, energy storage
A spongy substance that could be mistaken for packing material has the nanotechnology world buzzing.
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 ...
Redefining Geometric Skeletons
(PhysOrg.com) -- Geometric skeletons are fundamental concepts in many areas of science and engineering.
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, ...
Force sensor integrated into surgical forceps
Samsung's Device and System Research Center present a force sensor integrated into surgical forceps to provide surgeons with a sense of touch in robotically-assisted procedures.
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 ...
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.
'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.
Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise
Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama ...
Robotic-assisted vasectomy reversal offers greater chance of fatherhood
In 1989 a 29-year-old Michael Schrader had it all: steady job, a wife, and two wonderful children—daughter Courtney and son Cameron. He couldn't envision wanting more—that is, more children. Taking steps to keep his nuclear ...
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 ...