News tagged with robotic arm
(HealthDay)—A brain-machine interface can be used to control an anthropomorphic prosthetic arm with 10 degrees-of-freedom, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association ...
Neuroscience May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
Neuroscience Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Functional loss of limb control in individuals with spinal cord injury or stroke can be caused by interruption of the neural pathways between brain and spinal cord, although the neural circuits located above and below the ...
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0
The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries in America last year—triple the number just four years earlier.
Surgery Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—In one of the earliest experiments using a humanoid robot to deliver speech and physical therapy to a stroke patient, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst saw notable ...
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. ...
Neuroscience Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A team of neuroengineers based at Brown University has developed a fully implantable and rechargeable wireless brain sensor capable of relaying real-time broadband signals from up to 100 neurons in freely ...
Neuroscience Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC describe in PLoS ONE how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a 30-year-old paralyzed man to control the movement of a character on a c ...
Neuroscience Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The world's first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by Chalmers researcher Max Ortiz Catalan. The first operations on patients will take place this winter.
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
What can high school and college-age video game enthusiasts teach young surgeons-in-training?
Surgery Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The precision and three-dimensional view provided by robots can enable essentially scar-free surgery for some women needing hysterectomies, physicians report.
Surgery Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC research project in which a quadriplegic man moved a robot arm just with his thoughts has been chosen to receive one of Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Awards of 2012.
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
There's a novel way to remove a gallbladder: Use a surgical robot to take it out through the navel.
Surgery Sep 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Dr. John Lenihan sits at a computer console about 20 feet from his hysterectomy patient lying on the operating table.
Surgery Jul 17, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0
Paralyzed individuals control robotic arms to reach and grasp using brain computer interface (w/ Video)
In an ongoing clinical trial, a paralyzed woman was able to reach for and sip from a drink on her own for the first time in nearly 15 years by using her thoughts to direct a robotic arm. The ...
Medical research May 16, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (11) | 1 |
A robotic arm is a robot manipulator, usually programmable, with similar functions to a human arm. The links of such a manipulator are connected by joints allowing either rotational motion (such as in an articulated robot) or translational (linear) displacement. The links of the manipulator can be considered to form a kinematic chain. The business end of the kinematic chain of the manipulator is called the end effector and it is analogous to the human hand. The end effector can be designed to perform any desired task such as welding, gripping, spinning etc., depending on the application. For example robot arms in automotive assembly lines perform a variety of tasks such as welding and parts rotation and placement during assembly.
In space the Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System also known as Canadarm or SSRMS and its successor Canadarm2 are examples of multi degree of freedom robotic arms that have been used to perform a variety of tasks such as inspections of the Space Shuttle using a specially deployed boom with cameras and sensors attached at the end effector and satellite deployment and retrieval manoeuvres from the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle.
The robot arms can be autonomous or controlled manually and can be used to perform a variety of tasks with great accuracy.
The robotic arm can be fixed or mobile (i.e. wheeled) and can be designed for industrial or home applications.
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