Robotic Awareness Turns Humans into Superheroes
Researchers work to improve human performance and safety by compensating for human limitations with robotics
(April 07, 2013)
Small-payload Robots Fastest Growing Market 2013 to 2016
Significant advances in machine vision, sensing and gripping, have enabled robots to start being used in new industrial applications and unfamiliar sectors.
(December 28, 2012)
Automation Systems More Flexible with Robots in the Mix
Different robots from a mix of different manufacturers can easily be added to the system.
(December 25, 2012)
Consumer Robot Sales to Surpass $15B by 2015
The mechanical march of robots into consumers' lives is slowly picking up pace. Something on the new horizon, could jump-start a nascent market.
(November 20, 2012)
Progress Report on Eldercare Robots
Frank Tobe interviews the father of robotics, Joseph Engelberger, and takes an intensive look at the viability of eldercare robots today.
(November 06, 2012)
New Danish Robot Revolutionizes Manufacturing
Universal Robots' lightweight robotic arms are now making their US debut at this year's International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago
(August 28, 2012)
Manufactured at the University of Toronto’s RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels), the Wallbots constitute a responsive partition system that can move, resize, attach, and detach from one another to create different sized spaces and accommodate different functions. The technology is beyond user controlled; it is user responsive.
(August 21, 2012)
Collision-free Flying for UAVs in Crowded Skies
The new technology promises major advantages over radar-based UAV anti-collision systems that calculate distances using reflected radio signals.
(July 31, 2012)
Facebook for Robots? Why Not?
Imagine a future with millions of robots worldwide making friends, keeping in contact with each other and sharing information together? Maybe a robot-only petabyte or two of Wall photos, Timeline memories and special robot-to-robot chat.
(June 23, 2012)
RoboBees Bring Artisanship To Mass Production
A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
(June 04, 2012)
Open Source, Open Questions
An open source approach might have a comparatively greater impact on the robotics market than the enterprise IT space a decade ago.
(May 21, 2012)
Actuators That Mimic Human Muscles Will Revolutionize Robotics
When the scientists apply low levels of direct current, the material generates as much stress as natural muscle can. It can produce 160 megapascals of stress per gram of material, making it stronger than most polymers.
(May 02, 2012)
The Robots Among Us
An exclusive, year-long Robotics Business Review series “Robots Among Us” tracks the evolution of robots into an ever broader participation with humans. From farming to deep-sea mining to automated transit systems to robot teachers, surgeons and household guardians, to autonomous aircraft, automobiles, freight trains and restaurant wait staff, we’ll report on how these new-age mechanical assistants are slipping into our lives and why—and what they are up to next.
(April 14, 2012)