In this wide ranging interview, Gary Guthart, CEO of surgical robotics provider Intuitive, discusses how Intuitive coped with the Covid pandemic, what must be done to maintain market dominance, and what keeps him up at night.
Workers in Physical Occupations Benefit from Back-Relieving HeroWear Apex Exosuit
Field tests affirm the wearable, lightweight, non-powered HeroWear Apex exosuit device lends flexible support for heavy lifting.
ABB’s Acquisition of ASTI Mobile Robotics
Sami Atiya, CEO, ABB Robotics and Verónica Pascual, CEO, ASTI Mobile Robotics discuss ABB’s acquisition of ASTI. Interact Analysis’ Ash Sharma also weighs in.
Galen Robotics – Start-Up Profile – Single Platform Solution for Supporting Delicate Surgical Procedures
Galen Robotics seeks to democratize robotics surgery with a single-platform solution and a unique Digital Surgery as a Service (DSaaS) business model.
RBR50 Spotlight – Embodied’s Moxie Social Companion Robot
Embodied’s social robot Moxie promotes social, emotional, and cognitive skills through natural conversation and play-based learning.
Blue Ocean Robotics’ CEO Claus Risager Discusses Robotic Disinfection Systems, Zebra Technologies Acquires Fetch Robotics, and More
In Episode 47 of The Robot Report Podcast, Blue Ocean Robotics CEO Claus Risager discusses the company’s early entry into disinfection robots before COVID-19 struck. Also, the future of Fetch Robotics after the Zebra Technologies acquisition, Aurora’s SPAC play, Abundant Robotics’ shutdown, and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
Accerion – Start-Up Profile – Triton System Delivers Millimeter Level Localization Accuracy for Mobile Robots
Accerion’s Triton sensing technology for mobile robots and automated guided vehicles delivers sub-millimeter localization accuracy within operating environments, but the system does not require navigation infrastructure such as QR markers, tape, magnets laser reflectors or extra Lidar features.
Ava Robotics – Start-Up Profile – Autonomous Mobile Robots Power Telepresence and Disinfection Solutions
From advanced telepresence capabilities to UV disinfection, Ava Robotics’ autonomous mobile robots empower and protect people, providing business value in the process.
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – April 9 – 16, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from April 9 – 16, 2021 include notices from Cruise, Ocado Group, Oxbotica, Canvas, Multiply Labs, Pickle Robot, Gaussian Robot, and Memic Innovative Surgery.
Robotics Entrepreneurship and Lessons
Learned Earned – An Interview with Celltrio CEO Charlie Duncheon
Celltrio CEO and robotics industry veteran Charlie Duncheon has advice for young robotics entrepreneurs, and they should take heed. He has decades of robotics start-up experience (and the scars to prove it).
Automating Robot-Assisted Surgical Subtasks – An Interview With UC Berkley’s Ken Goldberg
Researchers, including Ken Goldberg’s team at UC Berkley, are hard at work developing robotic systems that assist surgeons by automating routine, often tedious subtasks common to all surgical procedures.
Intelligent Robots in the Workplace – Present and Future Outlook
The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to innovate, including utilizing workplace robots. From telepresence capabilities to UV disinfection, mobile robots empowered people and provided business value. But even as the infection fades, their use will continue and expand.
Start-Up Profile – HeroWear – Low-cost Exosuit Reduces Worker Back Strain
HeroWear’s back-assist Apex exosuit, which reduces back strain when objects are lifted, can be adjusted to fit workers of all sizes — both men and women. Imagine that.
Make UV Disinfection Safe Using Omnidirectional 3D Vision – RoboBusiness Direct Session
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, Mark Davidson, CRO of DreamVu discuss the development of UV disinfection robotics systems that use 3D visioning systems to recognize objects and autonomously navigate.
Surgical Robotics Requirements and Engineering Solutions – 2 RoboBusiness Direct Sessions
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, Maria Shepherd, President of Medi-Vantage discuss what the next generation of surgical robotics systems could and should provide. In a follow-on session, maxon’s Carsten Horn reviews solutions that enable robotic surgery.
Start-up Profile – Flexiv – ‘Adaptive’ Robotics Solutions Empowered by Advanced Force Control
Flexiv provides turnkey automation solutions based on adaptive robots powered by advanced force control, computer vision and AI technologies.
ROS for Industrial Automation and 3D Vision for UV Disinfection Robots Explored at RoboBusiness Direct
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, SWRI’s Matt Robinson describes how ROS can support complex, large scale, industrial automation. In a follow-on session, DreamVu’s Mark Davidson reviews the benefits of omnidirectional 3D vision for UV disinfection robots.
The Future of Robotics: Research to Commercialization – RoboBusiness Direct Session
In this informative and wide ranging RoboBusiness Direct session, MassRobotics’ Executive Director Tom Ryden leads an all-star panel of robotics researchers and industry thought leaders to discuss that latest robotics and automation research and R&D initiatives, and the ways the resulting breakthroughs make their way into the commercial sphere.
Soft Wearable Robots Are Leaving the Lab – RoboBusiness Direct Session
In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session, Conor Walsh, founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab and faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, will describe the current state of soft robotics research, the many ways soft wearable robots are actively being deployed now, as well as emerging opportunities for the technology.
Strategies For Building a Successful Surgical Robotics Startup – RoboBusiness Direct On-Demand
In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session based on accrued experience with five surgical robotics startups, Dwight Meglan, Co-founder and CTO of HeartLander Surgical, will describe the challenges to building a successful surgical robotics company, along with the critical success factors and strategies for overcoming them.
MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Hugh Herr, head of the Biomechatronics Research Group and Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT, about the challenges and joys of developing and commercializing robotic prostheses.
August 2020 Robotics Transactions Continue Strong Summer Pace
Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
RoboBusiness Direct Fall 2020 Series Launches With Expanded Program
Building on the success of the inaugural series, the RoboBusiness Direct Fall program will once again have robotics industry experts addressing critical robotics business development issues through an integrated series of online presentations and continuing media coverage and analysis.
Digital Event – Developing Robots That Can Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Children
In this presentation, Paolo Pirjanian, CEO at Embodied, will discuss how the relationship between humans and machines is evolving, including how robots and robotic technology can be applied for social good.
Diet and Weight Loss: Using Social Robots to Support Human Health and Well-being
Monash University’s Dr. Nicole Robinson explains how social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.