Tags » Robotics

Google, J&J partner to advance surgical robotics

Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) and Google ($GOOG) have partnered to create new robotic-assisted surgical platforms. The deal is the latest example of Google working with a major life sciences company to make a significant technological advance. 79 more words

Medical Device

Stryker gets FDA clearance to use Mako robot for hip replacement

Stryker announced FDA clearance to use the Mako robotic surgery system for total hip replacement, as well as the launches of a new bone matrix and spine-stabilizing cervical plate at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. 48 more words

Medical Device

Dealing With Robots

It has been quite some time that I bought a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition. It’s a robotics kit from the Danish manufacturer LEGO. Yes, I am aware most of us associate LEGO with playing around with bricks as a child. 1,527 more words


[ARTICLE] The HAAPI (Home Arm Assistance Progression Initiative) Trial


Background. Geographical location, socioeconomic status, and logistics surrounding transportation impede access of poststroke individuals to comprehensive rehabilitative services. Robotic therapy may enhance telerehabilitation by delivering consistent and state-of-the art therapy while allowing remote monitoring and adjusting therapy for underserved populations. 201 more words

Upper Limb

How I Spent Maai Weekend

My friend Tim Schutz and his malfunctioning robot Maai came over for our third Robot Sunday last weekend. (Robot Sunday one, two.) We’re trying to restore the robot, a Heathkit HERO-1, to full 1980s lustre. 726 more words


On Artificial Intelligence and Autocorrect

From a robot playing chess to the Terminator franchise, its safe to say that when we as a society talk about AI, more often than not we’re already thinking about cyborgs and the impending robot apocalypse. 682 more words

New Media

[WEB SITE] Robotic Glove Aims to Boost Stroke Recovery After Acute Stage

A prototype robotic glove has been developed by researchers based at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, that can be used by individuals affected by stroke in their homes to support rehabilitation and personal independence in receiving therapies. 298 more words

Upper Limb