Trends in Service Robots

Robots that deliver essential items, entertain and inform, or teach your kids are becoming more common - and they'll become even more so in the coming year.

Crashing Drones Into Test Dummies for Safety

Alan Levin for Bloomberg:  Hank sat impassively on a Virginia Tech athletic field, ready to take it on the chin for the future of drone commerce. About 30 yards away, an eight-rotor unmanned copter hovered, buzzing like a swarm of bees. The 21-pound drone tilted forward, accelerated sharply and slammed into Hank’s head, smacking the crash-test dummy’s neck backward and embedding shards of shattered propeller in his plastic face. There is little disagreement that the small- and medium-sized drones flooding the U.S. market can seriously injure or even kill someone. Understanding and minimizing the risk will be key to convincing regulators to expand their permitted uses, clearing the way for plans by Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. to have them deliver packages or news outlets such as Time Warner Inc.’s CNN to use them for aerial video.   Cont'd...

DiDi Launches U.S. Labs in Silicon Valley to Build Global Nexus of Innovation

DiDi Labs will primarily focus on AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies, with an aim to attract top engineering talents to advance transformation in the global transportation industry.

Forty of Nation's Brightest Young Scientists Named Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 Finalists

Finalists to Compete for Top Awards in Most Prestigious U.S. Science and Mathematics Competition for High School Seniors Over $3 Million in Regeneron Science Talent Search Awards Will Be Distributed in 2017

Miso Robotics Unveils "Flippy" in CaliBurger Kitchen, Plans Worldwide Rollout

Miso Robotics and Cali Group today unveiled Flippy, an artificial intelligence-driven robot that will work alongside kitchen staff to grill burgers at CaliBurger restaurants. Flippy had its debut at the CaliBurger location in Pasadena, California. A video demonstration captured the robotic kitchen assistant flipping burgers and placing them on buns. Flippy will roll out in early 2018 and expand to more than 50 CaliBurger restaurants worldwide by the end of 2019.  Miso Robotics is pioneering the use of computer vision and deep learning software to bring low-cost, adaptable robotics into restaurants. The company's collaborative kitchen assistant handles the hazardous, tedious and time-sensitive aspects of grilling and cooks burgers to perfection every time. It easily integrates into CaliBurger's current kitchen layout without needing to reconfigure existing equipment.   Full Press Release:

Endeavor Robotics, leading U.S. Ground Robotics Company, Hosts House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry

Key Congressional leader is most recent of a series of Congressional visits demonstrating the high level of Congressional interest in Endeavor Robotics cutting edge and battle proven technology.

Miso Robotics Unveils "Flippy" in CaliBurger Kitchen, Plans Worldwide Rollout

Flippy is First in a Series of Adaptive Robots That Will Create Smarter, Safer and More Efficient Commercial Kitchens

Fellow, Inc. Using NVIDIA Jetson For Robotic Applications In Inventory Management

Fellow is using computer vision algorithms to break down what the shelves look like and what's on them. Through machine learning and neural networks, Fellow's robot can better understand everything that's inside the store to simplify the inventory process.

Multi-Tower Robot Will Increase Quality of Care

In a new PPP collaboration between University Hospital Køge and Blue Ocean Robotics an innovative patient-lifting robot is developed to perform gentle and effortless transfers of patients without the use of fixed overhead lifts.

Gamma 2 Robotics Invited to Speak at New Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West

CEO Lew Pincus to speak about transforming the future of security with robotics technology.

Mouser Electronics Empowers Student Innovation with FIRST Robotics Regional Sponsorship

Mouser Electronics will be a major sponsor of this week's FIRST Robotics Competition Dallas Regional event, March 8-11 at the Irving (Tex.) Convention Center. The annual robotics event, which fosters STEM education, attracts over 50 high school teams from across the area. Photo from 2016 FIRST Championships.

Brain-controlled robots

CSAIL system enables people to correct robot mistakes using brain signals. Adam Conner-Simons via MIT News:  For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit commands for very specific tasks. But what if we could develop robots that were a more natural extension of us and that could actually do whatever we are thinking? A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University is working on this problem, creating a feedback system that lets people correct robot mistakes instantly with nothing more than their brains.   Cont'd...

PowerVision Announces Global Launch Tour for "Best of CES 2017" Award Winner PowerRay Underwater Robot to Start in Munich Then Other Major Cities in Europe, USA, and Asia

PowerVision announced its "Best of CES 2017" award winner, PowerRay, will be featured during a Global Launch in cities worldwide

Table tennis playing robot breaks world record - Japan Tour

Developed by Omron Corporation, FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonized aUtomation with Sinic Theoretics) has officially been given the Guinness World Records title for being the First robot table tennis tutor for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities.   According to the project's lead developer Taku Oya, the goal of FORPHEUS was to harmonise humans and robots, by way of teaching the game of table tennis to human players. 

Cobalt Robotics Introduces a (Mostly) Autonomous Mobile Security Robot

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum:  Today, Cobalt Robotics (a startup based in Palo Alto, Calif.) is announcing an autonomous mobile robot designed for indoor security applications that can “work alongside human guards to provide better security than people can do alone.” The key realization here is that security guards spend the vast majority of their time doing almost nothing, and even in a worst case scenario (like someone trying to break in, or a fire or other serious problem), their primary responsibility is making the right phone call as quickly as possible as opposed to dealing with the situation directly.   Full article:

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Personal & Service Robots - Featured Product

ST Robotics - r12 robot arm

ST Robotics - r12 robot arm

ST Robotics have decades of experience in industrial robots having sold hundreds of robots over the years. The company has 3 main models, R12, R17 and R19 all using a unique simple industrial technology that dramatically reduces costs resulting in the lowest priced industrial robots available. The same uncomplicated technology vastly improves reliability. ST backs this up with a 2 year warranty. Typical applications are routine testing, sample handling and also education. The software is a different paradigm from most robots. It is command based; you type a command and see immediate action. Programming is a building block approach, building confidence as you program in small 'mind-sized bytes'. ST offers free unlimited technical support.