7 Robotic inventions for Medical field

1.STAR Robot for “Soft Tissue” Surgery:

Johns Hopkins University researchers developed a robotic surgical system called the Smart Tissue Automation Robot (STAR). It features a 3D imaging system and a near-infrared sensor to spot fluorescent markers along the edges of the tissue to keep the robotic suture needle on track. Unlike most other robot-assisted surgical systems, it operates under the surgeon’s supervision, but without hands-on guidance.

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MIT’s new “recycling robot” RoCycle can sort paper, plastic and metal objects

MIT’s CSAIL has created a new kind of Robot for sorting paper, plastic and metal objects. They achieved it by giving the robots a sense of touch. They named this recycling robot as RoCycle.

Sorting the objects during the recycling process is a tough task and it will impose a Safety risk to the workers. So, this Recycling Robot can help to address that issue.

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Augmented Reality Helps Disabled Persons to control Robot Assitant easily

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a web Interface that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks such as scratching an itch and applying skin lotion.

Image shows the view through the PR2’s cameras showing the environment around the robot. Clicking the yellow disc allows users the control the arm
Credit : Phillip Grice, Georgia Tech

The web-based interface displays a “robot’s eye view” of surroundings to help users interact with the world through the machine.

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People are prepared to save a Robot at the cost of Human lives

Robots are becoming integral part of our Life. Robots have started playing significant role in each and every field. Their ability is getting improved sharply day by day due to the fast development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Apart from getting used as Toys for Kids, Robots are becoming friends and act as care takers for elders in Japan. Even they do dangerous jobs, such as detecting and dismantling mines.

These non-living Objects are getting trained to act with Human emotions. So, people are struggling to set their moral stance toward these non-living objects.

During previous research, People refused to turn off Robot when it asked them not to, even though they were instructed to turn off the Robot. That showed that People started giving more priority to Robot over Human.

A new research from Radboud University shows that People are prepared to save a robot at the cost of human lives under certain conditions. One of these situations is when we believe the robot can experience pain.

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Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings

Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas of the human body. They stand to revolutionize targeted drug delivery.

One day we may be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH Zurich.

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