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Fearing the Worst for Service Robots

While a huge ready market of elderly and infirm persons could benefit from service robotics. The technology has been slow to produce the cost-effective applications, which would allow them to do so.

iRobot Announces New Appointments, Strategic Realignment

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in developing robotic technology-based solutions, this week announced a strategic realignment of the company into three newly formed business units focused on home robots, military robots, and emerging technologies. Led by Jeffrey Beck as...

Robots Could Put More Meat on the Table

Efforts in Scotland to use a robotic arm to test meat quality and a Georgia Tech program to create a meat-processing robot able withstand harsh sanitizing wash downs signal an increased use of robotics in an industry that's long suffered...

Microelectronics Sensors Enable Breakthrough Indoor Navigation Accuracy

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader, recently demonstrate what the company says is the world?s most accurate indoor positioning of a mobile phone. Comprising a smartphone combining the leading-edge SiRFusion location technology from CSR plc and an optimized MEMS...

ProPep Surgical Issued United States Patent for its Nerve Monitoring System

The ProPep Nerve Monitoring System is the first, real-time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery. The system aids a surgeon in identifying otherwise invisible nerves during minimally invasive robotic pelvic surgery. ?Currently, surgeons rely on anatomic...

NASA Demonstrates New Fuel Cell on Mobile Rover

In February, NASA demonstrated a new fuel cell that will allow rovers on extraterrestrial surfaces to go farther and last longer. The new type of fuel cell will extend the range of surface operations for rovers that will explore new...

Reality Imitating Art…Robot Style!

Reality Imitating Art…Robot Style!

Movies tend to give people wrong ideas about real-world robots. They certainly give people the impression that things are possible that aren't yet possible. Yet, that this isn?t necessarily a bad thing. Movies and literature should show us the way,...

Where is the Steve Jobs of Robotics?

Where is the Steve Jobs of Robotics?

The organization?s name is FIRST Robotics (FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). It was founded in 1989 by prolific inventor and founder of DEKA Research and Development?and college dropout?the inimitable Dean Kamen, who holds over 400 US...