Medtronic Plc, the largest maker of equipment to treat spinal conditions, agreed to help promote Mazor Robotics Ltd.’s guidance system used during spinal surgeries and will take an equity stake of up to 15 percent in the company. 145 more words
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At Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada researchers are working on improving the movement of an already highly advanced robotic prosthetic arm. The bebionic arm from RSLSteeper, a UK firm, has five independent fingers, but the interface and how its controlled is what the researchers are trying to improve so that movement is more natural, responsive, and feels a bit more like a real arm.
Many believe that robot-assisted surgery will transform how surgery is done and it will be a boon for both patients and surgeons.
One person who begs to differ is Philipp Lang, CEO of orthopedics company ConforMIS. 99 more words
Guidance systems, similar to those used by rearview cameras, could make learning to perform robotic surgery as simple as backing up a car. That’s the basic idea behind research by University Distinguished Professor Jerzy Rozenblit in the University of Arizona department of electrical and computer engineering. 59 more words
Robots may or may not replace your job in the future, but funding of startups working on them hit a record high last year. And that happened despite a slowdown in deal making in the sector in last year’s second half that extended into the first quarter of this year, according to investment research firm CB Insights. 28 more words
Last Friday turned out to be one special day. A good friend of mine asked me to speak to his students about STEM careers and other topics of interest. 1,404 more words