Soft, water-powered robot makes endoscopic surgery easier

Harvard researchers have created a rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes that can sense, flex and has multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes fit through narrow passages to reach difficult parts of the body. Once they reach their target, the devices need rigid surgical tools to be able to manipulate or remove tissues. Researchers from Harvard’s

How surgeons are using robots for cochlear implants

A group of surgeons and engineers have created a surgical robot for cochlear implantation that can perform surgery that is otherwise difficult for surgeons to do manually. The team included surgeons and engineers from Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at the University of Bern. A cochlear implant is