Medtronic Hugo400x275Medtronic, which develops medical technology including surgical robots, has announced the first gynecological (GYN) procedures with its Hugo robot-assisted surgery (RAS) system. Six cases included hysterectomies and myomectomies, performed by Dr. Salomon Zebede and Dr. Juan Carlos Lopez last week at Pacifica Salud Hospital in Panama City, Panama.


Neuro42 MRI 400x275Neuro42, which develops diagnostic imaging and image-guided surgical interventions of the brain, has announced raising $6.5 million in a Series A funding round. The financing will be used to advance the development of its MRI and robot platform, allowing physicians to diagnose brain injuries in acute settings, and treat neurological diseases intraoperatively under live imaging.


Surfacide RedSox 400x275Robotics Data, a strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced its latest market report, “Disinfection Robots: Sanitizing the World, One Room at a Time.” The exclusive report provides details on more than 60 companies worldwide creating UVC-based disinfection robots, both semi-autonomous and autonomous. The special report is available for $199 through July 31, 2021, and can be purchased here.



BrainTennant DenverSchools400x275Brain Corp, which develops AI software for robots, has announced that the Denver Public Schools will deploy BrainOS-powered robotic scrubbers, manufactured by Tennant Company, to enhance their cleanliness and sanitation at more than 200 schools.


LevitaMagnetics400x275Levita Magnetics, which is developing a surgical robotics platform , has announced its first robotic-assisted surgical procedure with its newest system, the Levita Robotic Platform. The first case was a reduced-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) completed by Dr. Ignacio Robles, a surgeon at Clinica INDISA in Santiago, Chile, as part of a current clinical study of the system.


Intuition ElliQ 400x275Intuition Robotics, which develops empathetic digital companion robots, has announced an expansion of its ElliQ AI-driven robot, to enable the extension of primary care teams’ presence into older adults’ homes. The expansion aims to increase patient engagement and improve the overall patient experience, while giving primary care providers continuous actionable data and insights for early detection and intervention. The company also announced a pilot with Family Doctors, a Mass General Brigham-affiliated practice in Swampscott, Mass.


ProceptAquaBeam400x275PROCEPT BioRobotics, which is developing surgical robots to help transform the field of urology, has announced raising $85 million in Series G financing. The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC. The company said it intends to use the funds to support global commercial expansion of its AquaBeam Robotic System, an image-guided surgical robot system for use in minimally invasive urologic surgery.


InterventionalMicromate400x275Austria’s Interventional Systems has announced that Micromate, a miniature medical robot for percutaneous procedures, has received FDA 510(k) clearance, allowing the robotics company to operate in the U.S. The company said it plans to launch operations throughout the second half of 2021 by launching centers of excellence for robotic-guided interventional procedures, and establishing commercial partnerships with third parties looking for a robot offering to their customers.


CMRSurgicalVersius400x275CMR Surgical has announced it raised $600 million (£425 million) in a Series D financing round. The round was co-led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Ally Bridge Group, with the goal of making keyhole surgery accessible to more people worldwide. The funding will be used to increase the global commercialization of CMR’s Versius next-generation surgical robotic system and further develop its digital ecosystem, the company said.


UVDRobots ISS400x275Denmark-based UVD Robots has announced that it was chosen by ISS World Services, a global workplace experience and facility management company, to provide autonomous robots for disinfection as part of its global offering.


CoreTrustADIBOT 400x275Coretrust Capital Partners has announced the deployment of several ADIBOT UV-C disinfecting robots at its office properties in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Philadelphia. The robots, manufactured by China’s UBTECH, were introduced in January and provide air and surface disinfection via UV-C light.


InnophysMuscleSuit400x275Innophys Co. Ltd. has announced it will release the wearable, work-assisting robot suit known as “MUSCLE SUIT Every” to Italy as part of its efforts to promote sales of the product overseas, particularly in European Union member countries.


TRI Punyo SoftGripper400x275The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced it is sharing the design source files and full build instructions for its innovative domestic robot hands, with the goal of accelerating the field of soft robotics. Starting today, any research institution or aspiring roboticist can visit to build their own Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper.


AvaRoboticsCisco400x275With the rollout of vaccines and nicer weather in play, businesses are building and iterating on plans for hybrid collaboration and operations. These plans have to account for employees, customers and clients, as well as existing workspaces and systems. As enablers for hybrid work, telepresence robots offer unique opportunities to extend collaboration technology in four primary ways that advance: mobility, choice, systems integration, and workplace design.


EksoNR 400x275Ekso Bionics Holdings, which develops exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial usages, has announced expanding its partnership with Kindred Healthcare. The expansion will bring EksoNR, its robotic exoskeleton, to four of Kindred’s long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals in the U.S. The multi-unit order follows a successful pilot program of the EksoNR last year, the company said.


THINKSurgical400x275THINK Surgical, which develops orthopedic surgery robotics, and Ortho Development Corp., an orthopedic device manufacturer, have announced FDA clearance to use Ortho’s Balanced Knee System and BKS TriMax implants with THINK’s TSolution One Total Knee Application. The system for total knee replacement supports an open implant library, giving surgeons a choice of implant options.