End-to-end blood testing device shows capacity to draw sample and provide diagnostic results

Researchers have developed an end-to-end blood testing device that integrates robotic phlebotomy with downstream sample processing. This platform device performs blood draws and provides diagnostic results in a fully automated fashion and has the potential to expedite hospital work-flow, allowing practitioners to devote more time to treating patients.
End-to-end blood testing device shows capacity to draw sample and provide diagnostic results

Future robots need no motors

Engineers have created a novel actuating material that can be powered by visible light, electricity, and other stimuli, and which may replace traditional bulky motors and pneumatic actuators with ones similar to mammalian skeletal muscles in the future.
Future robots need no motors