This New Kind of Robot Mimics Octopus to Change From Rigid to Soft

If robots are capable of rapidly adjusting their dampness, stiffing and dynamics, like octopi are, the added flexibility can make for more versatile robotics than ever.

RIA to Present Gudrun Litzenberger and Esben Østergaard with Engelberger Robotics Awards

The awards recognize outstanding individuals from all over the world. Since the award's inception in 1977, it has been bestowed upon 126 robotics leaders from 17 different nations. This year the awards will be presented in the categories of leadership and technology.

Rutgers Researchers Create a 3D-Printed Smart Gel That Walks Underwater, Moves Objects

The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them.

Robotic Technology Goes Beyond Automation

While the obvious benefit of robotic technology is to automate business processes, there are an abundance of opportunities for robotic technology to improve the lives of humans without engaging in automation.

Homecare Robotics and APAC Push Consumer Robotics Market to 100 Million shipments by 2026

Homecare robots are already the primary driver of revenue for the wider consumer robotics market. This trend is expected to increase, following a banner year of revenue and shipment growth from floor care market leader iRobot.

Advancement of Robots in Medicine

Robotic surgery is deemed by and large safer than open surgery. The hospital stay is shorter, reducing the risk of infection; pain and discomfort is reduced; recovery time is faster; and blood loss and transfusions are lessened.

Humanizing Exoskeletons for Soldiers, Workers and Paraplegics

Combat troops, miners, fire-fighters, EMS and disaster personnel are among those who can benefit from Draper's new approach to developing exosystems.

Stepping It Up A Notch

Stairs are still unsurmountable obstacles for many robots. Yet a young team at ETH Zurich is building a vehicle designed to negotiate steps with ease - by hopping.

What's Driving Investments in Surgical Robots?

Ideally, hospitals and clinics would be able to justify the cost of a new robot based on scientific studies on its effectiveness and business cases on its usability. But for new platforms, these are very scarce.

DJI And Microsoft Partner To Bring Advanced Drone Technology To The Enterprise

DJI's new SDK for Windows empowers developers to build native Windows applications that can remotely control DJI drones including autonomous flight and real-time data streaming.

UBTECH Robotics Announces Largest Artificial Intelligence Funding in History

$820 Million in Series C Investment Values Company at $5 Billion, Catapulting UBTECH to World's Most Valuable Consumer Robotics Company

Power Density in Robotics

A question of torque - Inspection robots for pipes and ducts, rescue robots in disaster areas, or humanoid robots - they all have one thing in common: They are mobile robots that aid humans.

Amazon Announces Plans to Expand Boston Tech Hub and Create an Additional 2,000 Technology Jobs

Amazon has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs in Massachusetts and invested over $400 million in the state since 2011, from customer fulfillment infrastructure to research facilities

What's the Difference Between Analog and Neuromorphic Chips in Robots?

Encompassing a mere four square centimeters and holding more than 5 billion transistors, the chip also features 1 million digital neurons that function via 256 million digital synapses. It's hard to ignore the chip's parallels to the human brain

Securing The Robots

There is no magic bullet for robot security. They are simply devices executing code, which are just as likely to be compromised as any other device in an organisation.

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