Minimally Invasive Robots Are Making Their Presence Known Across Industries

Fear of spiders and other bugs is among the 10 most common phobias, according to mental health research. But sometimes these pesky critters can help us, right? Consider the honeybee, for example. Now there is a new bug on the scene. Rolls Royce has created a prototype of a tiny insect-inspired robot to help build and maintain the engines in its luxury automobiles.

The little bug-like machines (the company is pushing for even smaller models) can get into crevices too small for human hands, perform diagnostics, and even do repairs. In addition, the Rolls Royce of medicine, Vanderbilt University Hospital, is using bots of all sizes to minimize the challenges of their already minimally invasive surgical procedures, with the end goal of safer surgeries and easier recoveries.

These robotic devices can go where humans cannot, and as such are having a huge impact on the medical and automotive industries. The precision of such devices is key to their implementation across all industries and Rolls Royce and Vanderbilt are proving that this type of technology is close to being widespread. If prestigious organizations such as these are investing in robot research, we can assume that their use will spread beyond just transportation and medicine.

While some would say we are on the precipice of the robot revolution, a perusal of the latest reports in technology reveals that we are in the dead center of such a revolution. Technologies from engineering to genetics to kinesiology are playing a role in these innovations. Audiologists are even stepping in, with cutting edge tech to improve the listening skills of these automatons.

With such a diversity of technologies involved, and with robotics impacting industries from medicine and education to entertainment and manufacturing, it’s clear that robots, even the creepy-crawly kind, are here to stay.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!



Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

Read More
V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

Read More
zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

Read More
private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

Read More