Robot guide dog heralds new assistive technologies
By February 19, 2024 Read More →

Robot guide dog heralds new assistive technologies

Blind and partially sighted people could soon receive help to find their way around indoor spaces from chatty robot guide dogs currently in development at a Scottish university. Experts from the University of Glasgow have partnered with industry and two leading charities to develop the RoboGuide, an AI-powered four-legged robot which aims to help visually […]

Posted in: Web
World’s first luxury robot kitchen showroom
By December 18, 2023 Read More →

World’s first luxury robot kitchen showroom

Moley Robotics, a pioneer in culinary automation, has announced the grand opening of the world’s first luxury robot kitchen showroom in the heart of London. This revolutionary space, located at 16 Wigmore Street, marks a significant milestone in the fusion of technology and gastronomy, offering visitors a first-hand experience of the future of automated cooking […]

Posted in: Web
Artificial intelligence makes gripping more intuitive
By December 7, 2023 Read More →

Artificial intelligence makes gripping more intuitive

Artificial hands can be operated via app or with sensors placed in the muscles of the forearm. New research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows a better understanding of muscle activity patterns in the forearm supports a more intuitive and natural control of artificial limbs. This requires a network of 128 sensors and […]

Posted in: Web
Printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons
By November 17, 2023 Read More →

Printed robots with bones, ligaments, and tendons

For the first time, researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded in printing a robotic hand with bones, ligaments and tendons made of different polymers using a new laser scanning technique. 3D printing is advancing rapidly, and the range of materials that can be used has expanded considerably. While the technology was previously limited to fast-curing […]

Posted in: Web
Improving prosthetic design and manufacture
By November 15, 2023 Read More →

Improving prosthetic design and manufacture

Developments in manufacturing and robotics technologies are offering patients a prosthetic experience like never before as Dave Walsha, sales manager at DC motor supplier EMS explains. Upper limb prosthetics are abandoned by some 18 per cent of patients, though some studies cite this figure as high as almost one in two. Evidently, replicating the complexity […]

Posted in: Web
Fluke hosts robotic acoustic inspection webinar
By October 25, 2023 Read More →

Fluke hosts robotic acoustic inspection webinar

In a joint webinar on robotic acoustic inspection, Boston Dynamics and Fluke Process Instruments will show how to improve the energy efficiency of industrial operations through automatic compressed air leak detection by means of the SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager and the agile mobile robot Spot. The webinar on 31 October 2023, at 11 am EDT […]

Posted in: Events, Web
Ethical perceptions and acceptance of robot care
By August 29, 2023 Read More →

Ethical perceptions and acceptance of robot care

The global population of people older than 65 years of age is rapidly increasing the need for care. Although care robots are a promising solution to fill in for caregivers, their social implementation has been slow and unsatisfactory. A team of international researchers has now developed the first universal model that can be employed across […]

Posted in: Medical, Web
$2.3M funding round for Robots-as-a-Service
By August 16, 2023 Read More →

$2.3M funding round for Robots-as-a-Service

The architecture, engineering and construction industry has undergone significant changes in recent years yet one major challenge they face is the slow and costly manufacture of large components as part of their installations. Enabling the industry to move faster and efficiently, SAEKI has launched from stealth with a $2.3M seed funding round to create fully […]

Posted in: Web
Remote medical treatment in hazardous areas
By July 27, 2023 Read More →

Remote medical treatment in hazardous areas

Game-changing robotics technology to provide remote medical treatment to casualties in high-risk emergency environments has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield. Using medical telexistence (MediTel) technology, researchers from the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Sheffield Robotics and Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, have successfully created a mobile, robotic-controlled uncrewed […]

Posted in: Web
New skin-like sensors fit almost everywhere
By July 26, 2023 Read More →

New skin-like sensors fit almost everywhere

Researchers from the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an automatic process for making soft sensors. These universal measurement cells can be attached to almost any kind of object, with the team envisioning applications in robotics and prosthetics. “Detecting and sensing our environment is […]

Posted in: Web