Companion Robots for Seniors

Support robots are already a factor in Japan, where a quarter of the population is already greying. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expects the robotic service industry to grow to nearly $4 billion annually by 2035-25 times its current level.

Meet the Free-flying Camera on the ISS

Meet the new colleague for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS): an autonomous camera drone. The small sphere films the astronauts at work and this drone could potentially save about ten percent of their valuable working time.

Automation Advancing the Pharmaceutical Industry

By having robots perform the job of human hands, the process of getting a new drug to market is significantly improved. Having a robot do the work can ensure accuracy and repeatability across multiple trials

What Caused Rethink Robotics to Shut Down?

The outcome for Rethink Robotics demonstrates that even when companies are in a popular sector, they still face challenges that could make it hard to thrive. As such, the company's closing should not be viewed as a sign of a struggling robotics industry.

Fauna Robotica

In millions of years of evolution, nature has produced many sophisticated locomotor systems that engineers use as inspiration for creating better robots. We show some current technical developments that are highly advanced.

LiDAR Solution for Mass Production and Adoption

LiDAR offers a number of advantages over other perception solutions, enabling smart machines to "see" far distances and generate a 3D representation of their surrounding environment to detect obstacles and make intelligent navigation decisions.

Morphological Approaches in Medical Technology

Robotic devices for clinical rehabilitation of patients with neurological impairments come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and employ different kinds of actuators.

Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

Stanford researchers have developed an electronic glove that bestows robotic hands with some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy.

NIDEC GPM Strengthens Innovative Capacity Thanks to Mobile Robots

Before their first mission, the robots first travelled all over the factory floor and mapped out their future working environment. For this the robots rely on a powerful laser scanner. On this basis, the mobile robots can get their bearings later ...

Choose Your Cobot Vacuum Gripper Wisely

Plug-and-play cobots offer a perfect transition from manual handling or assembly to more automated operations. But, it is important to choose one with a powerful and safe grip!

University of Texas "opens Doors" to Safer Nuclear Waste Retrieval

The Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group, based in the University of Texas at Austin, has a mission to "develop and deploy advanced robotics in hazardous environments to minimize risk for the human operator."

WPI and Albany Medical College Developing Robotic System to Treat Brain Tumors

Funded by a five-year, $3.5 million NIH grant, the academic-industry partnership aims to develop an MRI-compatible robotic technology to provide minimally invasive brain tumor therapy that is ready for clinical trials.

What Industry 4.0 Means for Manufacturers

Industry 4.0 represents a giant leap in the evolution of machines - an evolution that has already pioneered leaps in productivity and quality of life over several hundred years. Today, our machines are connected with each other, their physical environments, and to people

4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous mobile robots are a simple, efficient and cost-effective way to automate material handling and in-house transportation tasks in nearly any situation where employees would previously have been required to push carts around the facility.

Thanks to Robotics Demand, Servo Motors and Drives to Grow to $15.92 Billion by 2022

This brief coverage of some of the emerging uses of servo motors and drives emphasizes the improvements made possible as these components become increasingly advanced. Such progress should continue over the foreseeable future...

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