The new medical assistants

Medical robots are helping hands. They do not work autonomously or without supervision, but they do support doctors and medical specialists to ensure greater precision, safety and quality – around the clock 

Hildegard Kaulen
Published on June 15, 2021

Robots are medical support systems. They take the pressure off doctors, but do not replace them. A surgical robot optimizes and stabilizes the surgeon's movements. It eliminates any hand tremors and ensures that the instruments remain in the application area. In orthopedics, exoskeletons stabilize the musculoskeletal system and help the patient relearn movements. And in pharmacies, medications are increasingly dispensed by automated systems. In short, medicine derives huge benefits from the new assistance systems. 

Stabalizer Robot

Improved safety where vision is restricted

Walking Robot

Back on their feet

DaVinci robot

From a distance

Pills robot

Pharmacy of the future

Birth robot

Training is key

Lab robot

An end to fatigue and mistakes

xRay robot

360° X-rays

Key visual for Endovascular Robotics

Building the future of robotics, imaging, and device integration

By Hildegard Kaulen

Hildegard Kaulen, PhD, is a molecular biologist. Following positions at Rockefeller University in New York and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, she now works as a freelance science journalist for newspapers and scientific magazines.