From nuclear research to surgery technology

A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new technologies such as eye-tracking and haptics, allowing them eye-control of the camera and touch sensation during surgery. Hospitals will … [Read more…]

Mission impossible?

Researchers team up to study monitoring failures in the cockpit — even among experienced pilots. Mission impossible?

More-flexible machine learning

Researchers have presented a new way of doing machine learning that enables semantically related concepts to reinforce each other. So, for instance, an object-recognition algorithm would learn to weigh the co-occurrence of the classifications ‘dog’ and ‘Chihuahua’ more heavily than it would the co-occurrence of ‘dog’ and ‘cat.’ More-flexible machine learning

3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

A otolaryngology resident and bioengineering student have used 3-D printing techniques to create more lifelike models to help aspiring surgeons — who currently practice on soap, apples, and vegetables — learn to perform ear reconstruction surgeries. 3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

Blooming microflowers open new electronic frontiers

Artificial microflowers have been developed that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics. Blooming microflowers open new electronic frontiers

Honda Prize 2015 awarded for Contributions in the Development of Surgical Medical Robots and Systems and Technological Evolution in the Field

The Honda Foundation, a public-interest incorporated foundation created by Honda Motor’s founder Soichiro Honda and his younger brother The post Honda Prize 2015 awarded for Contributions in the Development of Surgical Medical Robots and Systems and Technological Evolution in the Field has been published on Technology Org. Honda Prize 2015 awarded for Contributions in the … [Read more…]

A light touch: Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous

Optical sensors may be uniquely suited for use in robotic hands, according to researchers who have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. They also have created a new type of stretchable optical sensor. A light touch: Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous