July 2016

Zizzy, a 3D printed soft robot for those with limited mobility

2016-10-19T10:05:30+00:00 July 31st, 2016|English, News|

Designer Michael Roybal has created “Zizzy,” a 3D printed personal robot designed to help those with limited mobility. The robot, which took a full year to develop, uses 3D printable pneumatic muscles made from Ninjaflex filament, and can move objects using 3D printed grippers. 3D printing, that most versatile of manufacturing arts, has already been [...]

RoboGlove, la mano robotica di General Motors e NASA per aiutare gli operai

2016-10-19T10:05:31+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Exoskeletons and robotic hands: not only to help people with disabilities but also to improve the work of the workers on assembly lines. Thanks to our host Giulia Paganoni, who offers us a new perspective on assistive technologies. Negli ultimi decenni l’industria automobilistica è al centro di importati cambiamenti che coinvolgono aziende di diversi settori che poco [...]

January 2016

Come uomo e robot possono completarsi a vicenda per migliorare gli interventi chirurgici (anche a prezzi accessibili e in open source)

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Technology and robotics are supporting human activities, allowing to achieve innovative goals and optimal results quickly and effectively. The surgical robot Da Vinci we are going to present is an example of how medicine and in a particular the figure of the surgeon are being revolutionized. The new article by Lusiana Pasquini. Se da un lato troviamo il medico armato di [...]

Learn about robotics with this 3D printed Hobby Hand that mimics natural hand movement

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 16th, 2016|English, News|

Hands up if you think 3D printed prostheses are a great thing! In recent years, additive manufacturing technology has been grasped by huge numbers of new and established companies who all believe they can offer low-cost, high-quality prosthetic limbs to those who need them. Prosthesis startup Biomechanical Robotics Group (BRG) has followed suit, creating a [...]

Personale robotico per rivoluzionare l’assistenza medica

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

They are called "Crik" and "Crok" and promise to change the lives of medical personnel. No, this article is not about a new cartoon, but new medical robots installed at the Policlinico San Donato in Milan.  Questi simpatici e modernissimi robot sono il frutto dello studio di due grandi aziende del settore: “iRobot” e “InTouch [...]

December 2015

The present and future of medical robots inside us

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 December 1st, 2015|English, News|

I recently finished the Silo series by Hugh Howey, a self-published collection of novellas that details life in a near-future, post-apocalyptic world where all that remains of humanity has been stuffed into subterranean silos. It has a great plot with some fun twists and plenty of details to keep the hacker and sci-fi fan entertained. One such [...]

November 2015

3D Systems partners with Intuitive Surgical for robotic hysterectomies

2016-10-19T10:06:19+00:00 November 16th, 2015|English, News|

Hysterectomies can be traumatic for a woman, but the fact is that nearly 433,000 of them are performed in the United States each year, making them the second most common surgical procedure in the country. As more types of surgeries are beginning to utilize robots to assist in the procedures, several organizations are working to make [...]

Greek teen becomes youngest creator of 3D printed life-size humanoid robot InMoov

2016-10-19T10:06:19+00:00 November 9th, 2015|English, News|

15-year-old Dmitris Hatzis, hailing from Kavala, Greece, has become the youngest person to build a 3D printed, life-size humanoid robot. His year-long build was part of “InMoov”, an open-source 3D printed life-size robot created by Gael Langevin, a French sculptor and modelmaker. InMoov encouraged makers to take a specified design and set of instructions, and [...]

July 2015

Open source surgery bot built to drive down medical costs

2016-10-24T00:15:21+00:00 July 13th, 2015|English, News|

Ultimately, the open source revolution and digital fabrication have the potential to give just about anyone the ability to make anything, regardless of background or experience.  Even robotic surgeons, according to a recent Heise article.  In order to bring down the cost of surgical robots, like laparoscopic machines, Frank Kolkman launched Open Surgery, an open [...]