Personal & Service Robots - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Talking Drone Telepresence with Renner Vaughn of Cape

Our technology enables organizations across a wide spectrum of industries, from public safety and oil and gas to telecommunications and utilities, to integrate drones into daily workflows to reduce costs

Ridgeback Takes 3D Printing to the Next Level

How can you print something larger than the printer itself? That’s the problem researchers Xu Zhang, Mingyang Li, Quang-Cuong Pham, and others set out to solve at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing...

FLIR Systems to Advance Its Unmanned Solutions Strategy with the Acquisition of Endeavor Robotics

Acquisition of Proven Leader in Mission-Critical Robotics Systems for $385M Will Provide FLIR Entry Into Attractive Unmanned Ground Vehicles Market for Military, Public Safety, and Critical Infrastructure

Interview with COMAU – The e.DO Experience

Comau developed e.DO precisely to support and stimulate students' involvement and creativity during in-school and extracurricular learning activities.

Robots to Perform Spinal Surgery With Pinpoint Accuracy

This technology has the potential to minimise those risks by performing a key part of the operation with accuracy which cannot be achieved by a human hand.

Robotics Predictions: The impact of IoT, collaborative robots and startups

Start-ups must consider regulatory regulations from the start of design, which rarely happens. A wonderful product doesn't sell very well if many companies will not purchase because they to not meet applicable safety regulations.

The Future of Robotics for Heavy Lifting

Efforts are also being made to use robots in ways that prevent injuries caused by lifting heavy things. Here are some fascinating developments that set the tone for what people can soon expect.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Personal & Service Robots - Featured Stories

SoftBank pumps $37m into Boston Dynamics

Japanese investment and telecoms giant SoftBank puts $37m into next generation robotics company Boston Dynamics after it bought the business from Google.

A Step Closer to Self-Aware Machines - Columbia engineers create a robot that can imagine itself

Columbia Engineering researchers have made a major advance in robotics by creating a robot that learns what it is, from scratch, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics.

ASU's Southwest Robotics Symposium previews the new technology guiding the next wave of human-robot interaction

“We can rely on the brain of the human and the muscles, eyes and sense of touch of the robot in places where humans cannot, or should not, be,” said Khatib. “For example, we will be able to safely repair underwater structures

Personal & Service Robots - News Headlines

Focus industrial cameras conveniently from the distance

Board-level cameras with liquid lenses and "Active Focus"

83% of Brits Want Robots to Do the Dirty Work - automatica Survey

These are the findings of the automatica trend index. In the UK, 1,000 employees were interviewed by a market research institute on behalf of automatica, the world's leading trade fair for robotics and automation.

ReWalk Announces Cigna as First Private U.S. Insurer to Adopt National Policy Change for Coverage of Personal Exoskeleton Devices

Cigna Transitions to Case-by-Case Review Process, Eliminating Non-Coverage Policy

Personal & Service Robots - Featured Product

Swift Navigation's Duro Ruggedized RTK GNSS Receiver
Swift Navigation's Duro Ruggedized RTK GNSS Receiver

Swift Navigation's Duro Ruggedized RTK GNSS Receiver

Duro® and Duro Inertial are enclosed dual-frequency RTK GNSS receivers. Designed and built to survive long-term, outdoor deployments, the easy-to-deploy Duro and Duro Inertial combine centimeter-accurate positioning with military ruggedness at a breakthrough price. Duro Inertial features an integrated IMU for continuous centimeter-accurate positioning in the harshest of outdoor deployments.

Personal & Service Robots - Featured Company

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.