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Team developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery

Oct. 12, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure.

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Brain surgery through the cheek

Oct. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull.

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Robotic system to enhance Children’s Hospital pharmacy

May. 22, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will begin using a new state-of-the-art automated robotic system in June to prepare intravenous and single-use syringe medications for inpatients, making it the first children’s hospital in Tennessee to implement the technology.

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Goldfarb to demonstrate bionic prosthetics at March 25 Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 28, 2014—Michael Goldfarb, named by "Popular Mechanics" as one of the “10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013,” will deliver the March 25 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University.

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Robotic advances promise artificial legs that emulate healthy limbs

Nov. 7, 2013—Recent advances in robotics technology make it possible to create prosthetics that can duplicate the natural movement of human legs which promises to dramatically improve the mobility of lower-limb amputees.

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National Robotics Initiative grant will provide surgical robots with a new level of machine intelligence

Oct. 25, 2013—Providing surgical robots with a new kind of machine intelligence that significantly extends their capabilities and makes them much easier and more intuitive for surgeons to operate is the goal of a major new grant announced as part of the National Robotics Initiative.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.

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VUCast: When is it more than just a tummy ache?

Aug. 27, 2013— Why you should worry about your child’s chronic tummy aches  See a robotic arm that could help save lives  And why kids love a new health care app All this and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Vanderbilt engineering grad student wins NASA fellowship

Jul. 11, 2013—Engineering graduate student Electa Baker is one of 65 individuals selected as 2013 NASA Space Technology Fellows.

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Autism Robot helps children

Apr. 16, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of autism experts and mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University has created an interactive robot that can help children with autism learn. NAO (pronounced “now”) is the little robot “front man” for an elaborate system of cameras, sensors and computers designed specifically to help young children learn how to coordinate their attention with...

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Telerobotic system designed to treat bladder cancer

Apr. 2, 2013—An interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities has designed a robotic microsurgery system specifically designed to treat bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most expensive to treat.

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Advanced exoskeleton promises more independence for people with paraplegia

Oct. 30, 2012—A team of Vanderbilt engineers has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to provide users with an unprecedented degree of independence.

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