Tag Archives: Medical

Can Robots Be Our Friends?

I know the answer to that question for me personally is an undeniable YES! just look at the cute, awesome robots that the Yale-led research team have been working on. The group, under the direction of Yale Computer Science Professor Brian Scassellati will spend the next five years developing a new breed of sophisticated “socially assistive” robots for helping people […]

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Joggobot Pacekeeper

Have any of you tried to get fit and run at your school’s track during the summer by yourself? Well, I know I have, and each time I would get bored and lonely then end up stopping in around fifteen minutes. Thanks to the Joggobot, a companion and pacekeeper for runners can track you and […]

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MindMentor, Robot Psychologist

MindMentor is a robot developed by two psychologists, and consequently has become one himself! It resides on a website on the web, and charges $8 per hour of therapy. Can it replace a flesh-and-blood psychologist? Probably not. But it’s a heck of a great alternative. Say hi! MindMentor asks question about what’s worrying you, why […]

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Robot Snake Surgery


Imagine if a robot that looked something like a snake was making it’s way through your intestines and vital organs. It’s not the prettiest thought, but it just might become reality very, very soon. Developed at Carnegie Mellon University, this robot snake is equipped with a powerful camera, multiple sensors, and tools that allow it […]

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Passive Walking Robot

Imagine if a robot could move without using any power at all. Sounds ludicrous, right? But a new robot make by the Nagoya Institute of Technology does this: the robot requires no motors, electricity, or anything of the sort to move. Just a little push. The robot moves with only it’s own weight. Made of […]

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Robot Therapy

Many people have wondered whether robots will be able to help people’s health, and this has quickly become a reality: motorized wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, and more are ideal examples of this. But never before have robots actually helped the biological aspect of human health. Recently, a robot was developed that helped patients recovering from stroke […]

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Bionic Eye

People with vision problems have always lived troubled lives, having to navigate around without one of the most important senses of the human species. But that’s all about to change. Researchers at Second Sight, an organization trying to help those with eye problems, have developed the Argus II, a revolutionary vision system that allows people […]

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