Worldwide, over 10M people require a wheelchair, but these individuals often run up against barriers to their use. Wheelstair’s solution, a wheelchair add-on technology, can overcome many of these obstacles.
CIONIC CEO Jeremiah Robison Discusses Bionic Clothing That Augments Human Movement
In Episode 81 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Jeremiah Robison, CEO of CIONIC, a developer of bionic clothing that enables the body to move with more freedom and control.
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.
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.
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.
AMP Robotics & Recycling Automation; Festo & the MassRobotics-GM Gripper Challenge
In this Robot Report podcast, AMP Robotics CEO Matanya Horowitz discusses the economics of the recycling robots. Also, Festo’s Josh Fox describes winning the MassRobotics-GM Gripper Challenge.
Start-up Profile – Monarch Tractor – Electric, Autonomous Tractor Supports Data Driven, Digital Farming
Sustainability initiatives, workforce uncertainty and productivity requirements are key demands drivers for Monarch’s electric, autonomous, tractor solution, a harbinger of the emerging era of data driven, digital farming.
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.
Agricultural Weeding Robots Reduce Costs, Benefits Workers and Protects the Environment
Agricultural weeding is a costly and labor-intensive task, and chemical methods, while effective, are expensive and often have negative environmental consequences associated with them. Sensing a business opportunity and a chance for promoting social good, a number of companies offering robotic weeding systems have entered the market. Compared to traditional approaches, their solutions reduce the cost and environmental impact of weeding operations.
Net Zero Farming. Not When, But How?
Farming is a major emitter of greenhouse emissions. But a whole host of companies are working on methods of reducing the environmental impact of farming by altering farming methods, and employing new technologies, including robotics systems.
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.
How Embodied Brought Moxie to Market at the Lowest Price Possible
To bring Embodied’s Moxie social companion robot to as many families as possible, the company knew the price point needed to be much more affordable than robots of the past AND present. Here’s how they did it.
The Automation Imperative Accelerates
Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such as sluggish wage growth, aging populations, rising health care costs, environmental restorations, global competitiveness, and often-worrisome levels of public sector debt.
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.
Paolo Pirjanian on Why Building Companion Robots is a ‘Moonshot
In this episode of the The Robot Report Podcast, Paolo Pirjanian, Founder and CEO of Embodied, discusses the development of the Moxie companion robot which is designed to help with the cognitive development of children.
maxon Launches ‘Medical Fast Track’ in Response to COVID-19
maxon, a Swiss developer and manufacturer of drive systems, is a long-time partner of leading medical technology companies worldwide. Its products are used in medical devices such as ventilators, respirators, protection masks and lab automation. During these unprecedented times, maxon is focused on supporting the companies producing these life-saving devices so desperately needed during this…
Diligent Robotics Raises Series A Funding to Scale Moxi Hospital Robot
Diligent Robotics plans to use its funding to scale its Moxi mobile manipulation system to a wider customer base and to expand its hardware and software product development.
ReWalk Finalizes Exoskeleton Coverage Deal With German Health Insurers
Exoskeleton companies have long been working with healthcare coverage providers to develop general coverage policies for exoskeletons. But many providers still look at exoskeletons on a case-by-case basis. ReWalk Robotics, a developer of medical exoskeletons for individuals with lower limb disabilities, said it is making some progress with a group of German statutory health insurers…
How Phoenix Children’s Hospital uses robotic guidance for neurosurgery
The addition of a robotic assistant for cranial procedures helps surgeons improve accuracy, reduce recovery time for pediatric patients.
How a Pediatric Robot is Making Education Real for Nursing Students
Robotic simulators help train medical students face real-life scenarios without endangering patients.
Robots Aim to Improve Medication Management Tasks for Caregivers
New robot systems encourage engagement with patients and keep doctors and caregivers updated.
Tombot Robotic Service Dog Wins 2019 Pitchfire, Hearts of Audience
Therapy animal helps seniors with dementia reduce symptoms and reliance on psychotropic medicine.
6 Experimental Uses for Robotics in 2019
We’ve already seen robots do some amazing things in manufacturing, warehousing, and health care. Here are some other new ways robots are doing unconventional things.
Companies Make Strides in Improving Stroke Rehabilitation With Robots
BIONIK, Ekso Bionics, and Corindus Vascular Robotics enter new markets for robotics solutions.
Israeli AI Firm Fights Malaria With Machine Learning
A wild card entrant in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Zzapp Malaria is creating a Waze-like app and AI for precise application of anti-malarial measures.