Robotics

Researchers have developed a process to build soft materials on a millimeter scale that may help small robots gain access to unreachable places inside the human body for medical procedures. 

Robot-assisted surgery may be worthwhile for certain procedures, but the helping hand could extend operating times and increase costs of traditional procedures, according to a study published in JAMA.

Surgeons from Maastricht University Medical Center have successfully completed the first super-microsurgical procedure using 'robot hands.'

Researchers from the University of Houston have developed an artificial skin, capable of stretching over robotic hands and sense the difference between hot and cold. Findings are published in Science Advances.

Robotic surgeries could be the way of the future according to researchers at Allina Health. In a recent study published in Diseases of the Esophagus, researchers tested the safety and effectiveness of robotic assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (RATE) on patients.