Washington, Apr 16: The world''s first intubation robot operated by remote control has been introduced. Dr. Thomas M.
We first met RIBA (or, RIBA-I as we should start calling it) back in 2009 , although the assistive robot has been around since 2004. Developed in a partnership between RIKEN (a natural sciences research institute in Japan) and Tokai Rubber Industries, RIBA's job is to lift people when asked nicely.
Writing by Evan Ackerman on Friday, 28 of August , 2009 at 3:20 am
This article is the first of a series that will explore recent advances in surgical and medical robotics and their potential impact on society.
In a paper presented this week at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ( ICRA ), in Shanghai, Georgia Tech researcher Tobias Kunz starts thusly: "In order to deploy safe and flexible robots for service and automation, robots must act safely in close contact with humans." Accompanying this innocuous first sentence is this picture: You're probably wondering, at this point, just what the heck a robot with a sword has to do with safety of all things.
Why is this man about to smash his robot with a bat?
Everybody already thinks that robot surgery is way cool , but I suppose there's no harm in taking a few minutes to show off the precision that tiny little robot grippers are capable of. On the other end of these steely claws is an even steelier-eyed surgeon with a questionable amount of aeronautical experience, and in between the two is a da Vinci surgical system .
Autom wants to make you healthier.
If you've ever spent time with an interactive robot, it's always a novel experience at first -- but over time the thrill will fade.
In this Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 photo, Eden Sawczenko reacts as she reacts to 'Kaspar' the robot who is showing the 'Happy' stance of two open arms as she takes part in research project in Hatfield, England. Eden attends a nursery for autistic children in Stevenage, north of London, where researchers bring in a human-looking, child-sized robot once a week for a supervised session. Children play with the robot for up to 10 minutes alongside a scientist who controls the robot with a remote control. The robot, named Kaspar, is programmed to do things like smile, frown, laugh, blink and wave his arms.