Robotics in healthcare is an often overlooked industry segment. While still in its infancy, we will see incredible developments to improve health and ease of movement in the coming decades. I look forward to taking up tennis in my 80’s.

Top Advances in Robotics Historically, robotics has seemingly produced more novelties than any other industry. We’ve seen laughably useless creations such as Harvard’s origami-folding robot and Disney’s sand-art robot. But now that the field has matured, the winds seem to be shifting in a more utilitarian direction. Robots can not only be useful, but also lifesaving. Robotics has made exciting advancements in health care technology in the past few years, and the potential for medical robots appears limitless. Here are five robotic inventions that hold the most promise for medicine. 1. Blood Nanobots Although some time will pass before nanobots are ready for widespread use in the blood, their potential is astounding. Scientists hope that nanobots will soon be able to imitate our own white blood cells, fighting diseases and bacteria. Blood nanobots may also eventually deliver chemotherapy that is a thousand times as potent without as many side effects. 2. Melanoma-Detecting Machines Frequently, concerns about melanoma — the most lethal form of skin cancer — prompt doctors to biopsy abnormal-looking moles that are actually benign. Biopsies, however, are surgically invasive and often leave scars. To lower the number of unnecessary biopsies, MELA Sciences built the MelaFind. This device performs a multispectral...

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Though we will have hopefully defeated Covid, for the most part, by next spring, the likelihood of another pandemic is a reality. Adapting robotic technology, with a pandemic in mind, will certainly contribute to a strengthening of our nations’ security and prosperity. Long read but with some good insights

Reducing COVID-19 worker risks with robots Focusing on COVID-19 risks in the workplace has shed new light on the benefits of automation and robots and their benefits on the plant floor and manifesting in multiple ways. BY TANYA M. ANANDAN OCTOBER 6, 2020 Courtesy: Universal Robots/RIA As factories come back on-line and essential businesses that never went off-line continue facing daily challenges of operating amidst a global pandemic, attention falls on the health and safety of workers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists distance between workers and contact with contaminated surfaces as distinct factors that impact workers’ risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Focusing on COVID-19 risks in the workplace has shed new light on automation’s benefits–especially robots. They are immune to biological viruses; in fact, they kill them. Robots have already proved their mettle as mobilized germ zappers decontaminating hospitals and airports, robot temperature screeners and food delivery bots for quarantined people. Social distancing with collaborative robots Collaborative robots, or cobots, for short, are able to safely operate within close proximity to humans. Often used to augment human workers or assume their tasks so the humans can move to more value-added and...

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It’s amazing what can be accomplished when urgent need, a common goal and expertise converge.

How Siemens designed a disinfection robot in 1 week By Steve Crowe | April 30, 2020 Developing the initial idea (left) into a prototype disinfection robot took only one week. | Credit: Siemens “What can I do to support the battle against COVID-19? I kept thinking about this question over and over again,” says Yu Qi, Head of Siemens China’s Research Group for Advanced Manufacturing Automation located in Qingdao. As China intensified its efforts to combat the virus during Chinese New Year holidays, he was trying to figure out a way to leverage cutting-edge technologies for virus control. In the midst of an overwhelming amount of information about the ongoing epidemic, a piece of news caught his eye: disinfection robots were urgently needed in many hospitals to free people from having to disinfect high-risk areas. Yu Qi works at the laboratory for robotic applications co-established by Siemens and Aucma, where the focus is on developing special robots, unmanned vehicles, industrial robots, and intelligent equipment. While he was reading the news, an idea popped into his mind that gained immediate support from the management team and his colleagues: create a new type of intelligent disinfection robot. Everyone on his team was eager to participate in the anti-virus...

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Robots and automation are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Robots and automation are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic Robots and automation are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle and are helping manufacturers, health care officials and many more. Courtesy: OTTO Robots/RIA As the world continues to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, robots and automation are playing a critical role in helping to safeguard people and process the supplies that humans need as they shift to remote working and home learning. Robots are helping disinfect hospitals. Autonomous deliveries are bringing supplies to people as they adopt social distancing. Automated workstations are speeding up the work of pharmaceutical companies. Automation is on the front lines of this battle. UVD Robots, a Danish company formed from Odense University Hospital and Blue Ocean Robotics, has been at the forefront of providing disinfection robots to China to help fight the spread of the virus. The company signed an agreement with Sunay Healthcare Supply in February and has since shipped many of its self-driving robots that disinfect hospitals and other areas with ultraviolet light. The company said this limits the spread of coronaviruses without exposing hospital staff to the risk of infection. Since then, the company has sold robots to locations in more than...

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Great news!!

GM Plans Major Expansion of Lansing Assembly Plants March 11, 2020 LANSING, MI—General Motors will extend shifts and add more than 1,200 jobs at its assembly plant here. GM said it will add a second shift with almost 400 employees at its Lansing Grand River Assembly facility to support the launch of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5. More than 800 employees and a third shift will be added at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant to support production of the popular Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The new jobs are needed to meet customer demand for popular midsize SUVs and to support the launch of two all-new Cadillac sedans. “This is great news for our hardworking UAW members, their families, and the entire Lansing community. Everyone knows the best vehicles on the road are made by the industry’s best workforce right here in Michigan,” says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “From the $300 million investment in the Orion Assembly plant to the $2.2 billion in the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, we are excited about the future of manufacturing in Michigan. We are making strides every single day to cement Michigan’s status as a world leader in mobility, and we will continue...

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20 year Anniversary

June 22, 2020

Last Friday marked the 20 year anniversary of our President, Thomas Freund. After 11 years success in industrial sales and management roles, Thomas became a Recruiter on June 19, 2000. Since then he has helped hundreds of people improve their career situations and dozens of companies realize their growth plans worldwide, contributing factor to this is also, that Thomas is bi-lingual (German and English). Thomas regularly dedicates time to being a student of the industry and maintaining a current view of trends, skills and technologies needed to provide the best possible service for clients and experience for candidates. In conjunction with the 20 year anniversary, Thomas’s firm, Venture Talent Solutions, is expanding. We are moving to a larger office later this week and look forward to welcoming new team members in the Fall. Thomas and his Venture Talent Solutions team wish to express their gratitude to our many clients and trusted partners. We are looking forward to serving many more clients and candidates in the years to...

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