Already a major robotics/automation adopter, Finland plans to become a leading developer, too.
Vehicle Insurers View Self-Driving Cars With Alarm and Resolve
Vehicle insurers have joined regulators, consumers, and truck drivers in warily watching the developments around autonomous vehicles.
Robotics R&D Base Expands in Taiwan’s Labs
Can Taiwan become the Asian Silicon Valley? The country is spending millions on robotics R&D and encouraging partnerships between government, academia, and industry.
Taiwan Robot Plans Key to Economic Diversification
Renowned for its semiconductor prowess, Taiwan is now looking to local businesses and academia to build the foundation for a robotics future.
Carnegie Mellon: The World’s Premier Robotics Institute?
The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute has transformed Pittsburgh into a hub for robotics research.
Denmark Is Driven to Lead European Robotics
Despite its small size, Denmark is working hard to make itself indispensable for European robotics, with world-class R&D and commercial support.
South Korean Robotics Races to Meet Medical, Social Needs
In addition to government support, South Korean robotics companies are moving quickly to secure positions in the healthcare, service, and military markets.
South Korea Robots Sector Gets a Government Boost
South Korea robots are getting government funding and research support for a number of applications, as the country tries to maintain its robotics leadership.
Robot Hands Use Artificial Muscles, Environment for a Soft Touch
Robot hands are key to the supply chain and undersea exploration, among other uses. Soft robotics research is exploring different ways to make robotic grippers more responsive.
Gentle Touch Capabilities Promise to Give Robots More Value
Gentle touch is a capability that Harvard University researchers are developing for undersea exploration, but it could be useful for numerous other applications.
New Zealand Farming, Healthcare Robots Lead the Way to Commercialization
New Zealand farming and elder care are among the beneficiaries of robotics research and commercialization, as well as international partnerships.
New Zealand Robotics R&D Seen as a Path to Global Trade
New Zealand robotics could be one way for the South Pacific nation to develop its economy beyond agriculture and tourism.
Brazilian Automation Goes for Robotics Gold
As the Olympic games wind down, Brazilian automation could help the country become an active player in the global robotics community.
Toronto Researchers Focus on Assistive Robots and Guidance
With a quarter of Canada’s population to be older than 65 by 2051, the clock is ticking for researchers working on assistive robots and “visual teach and repeat” systems.
Innovation Drives Canadian Robotics Vision, Mobility
Famous for its pioneering Space Shuttle arm, Canadian robotics is still reaching out in new directions. Ontario firms help lead the way.
Surgical Robotics in India Grows but Could Use Help
The use of surgical robotics in India is growing rapidly, but there are still major obstacles to overcome, including cost, awareness, and expertise.
Researchers Tighten Focus on Robot Vision
Machine vision has been expensive and difficult to accomplish, but researchers in Switzerland, Australia, and the U.S. are working on different methods to enable robots to see for themselves.
Agricultural Robots Help Australian Farms Boost Productivity
To be the “food bowl” for Asia, Australian agriculture will have to improve its efficiency. Fortunately, several agricultural robot projects are working to apply technology to challenges on the ground and in the air.
Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
Recent breakthroughs promise robots that are more mobile, configurable, agile, and adaptable.
Robotics in India Starts Small but Is Growing Fast
Robotics researchers and automation companies are building to a critical mass to help the sector position India as an industry leader.
ULC Robotics Lowers Pipeline Maintenance Perils and Costs
ULC Robotics has developed and tested its pipeline-inspecting robots in the U.K., and it is now bringing its latest models to the Northeast U.S. The company is also working on an unmanned aerial inspection service.
Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges
Doctors and researchers customize wearable devices to help children and other patients walk.
Wearable Robots Speed Physical Rehabilitation
Researchers in Canada, Texas, and Singapore are among the pioneers helping patients overcome traumatic brain injuries with exoskeletons.
Japan Begins Executing on Its Robot Plans
Researchers, companies heed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call for a robotics revolution, but “Galapagos Syndrome” is still a risk.
Preventative Medicine: Locking Down Healthcare Robots
University of Washington researchers hack an open-source robot, demonstrating vulnerability in all tele-operated robots.