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In order to maximize cobots’ potential, though, companies need to strategically integrate them into manufacturing workflows in ways that optimize productivity while reducing worker strain. Courtesy: UW-Madison
Robotics August 13, 2022

Robot workers can help humans in manufacturing jobs

Researchers are developing methods to show how collaborative robots (cobots) can help and even improve human workers' roles in manufacturing.

By Tom Ziemer
OIL-TAS technology enables integrated RNA extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 on a single device. The process begins with lysing and capturing viral RNA onto magnetic beads (large pink well on left), followed by magnetically transporting the beads through two washing liquids (blue droplets) and into a final detection solution (small pink droplet on right), where a reaction amplifies the viral RNA for detection. Courtesy: Terry Juang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Environmental Health November 12, 2021

Simpler COVID-19 test could be applied for future pandemics

Researchers from UW-Madison are working on commercialization of a faster, simpler and less expensive alternative to PCR tests for detecting COVID-19, which could be adapted to other infectious diseases.

By Tom Ziemer
PPE July 29, 2020

Engineering student helps organize PPE production, COVID response in developing countries

University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student Rebecca Alcock is playing a leading role in a large-scale, U.N.-backed effort to mobilize production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and more in developing countries around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Tom Ziemer
PPE March 24, 2020

Medical shield for coronavirus being developed

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are working with Madison-area manufacturers to make medical face shields, which is an important piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients.

By Tom Ziemer
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