Robotics is primed to revolutionize the healthcare industry in the near future and another milestone research has been achieved by a group of scientists at the University of Washington Health Sciences, paving way for robotic systems to automatically produce mini-organs for humans from stem cells. With this, the possibilities of mass producing organoids at a rapid rate has escalated, promising to radically improve drug discovery procedures. The system has always been tested for the production of kidney organoids, which included model of diseases of polycystic kidney. This advancements has shown great potential to expand the usage of mini-organs for basic research, and may act as a secret weapon to counter diseases, according to the assistant professor of medicine – Benjamin Freedman. The lead author of the fresh study has highlighted that moving beyond traditional way of growing cells is now possible, with researchers successfully managing to grow three-dimensional structures that are more complex than ever before, called as organoids or mini-organs.
A robotics group involving researchers from the University of Tokyo and Kyushu Institute of Technology has developed an autonomous maritime robot that can find samples of seafloor life and collect them. Seafloor life is usually collected by manned submersibles that require large mother ships because deep-sea video images cannot be obtained in real time via current wireless communications technology. The new robot, however, is small enough to be carried on a small ship. "The time may come when scientists can use such a robot anytime at low cost," Kyushu Institute of Technology professor Tamaki Ura said Tuesday. The box-shaped robot, called Tuna-Sand 2, is 1.4 meters long, weighs 380 kg and can dive to 2,000 meters.
NICE Actimize has launched a robotic process automation (RPA) tool in a bid to free up market surveillance investigators from low value, high volume manual tasks. The RPA will be integrated with NICE's risk case manager service and it automates investigation tasks such as acquiring data, copying and pasting client information and preparing cases. The technology allows both attended robotic automation, working with analysts to support daily tasks and unattended robotic process automation, where a digital workforce is used to complete tasks. Joe Friscia, president at NICE Actimize, explained the data challenge remains an issue for firms and investigations are not getting simpler. "RPA is the key to better resource utilisation, increased accuracy and productivity, and improved return on investment.
Students realize they like certain fields of science and there are different fields that students can pursue careers in. Doubek said there are some students who aren't interested in engineering, but are instead interested in medicine. She said some students realize they want to learn leadership skills when in robotics.