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Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios.
(March 17, 2014)
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing the ETF’s Future
The Robo-Stox ETF has surpassed $100 million in assets under management after debuting six months ago. We examine how bright the future is for Robo-Stox.
(March 11, 2014)
Google and iRobot “Breaking Good” for Robotics in 2014
Two stocks for possible greatness.
(February 14, 2014)
Is Perceptron’s Technology a Worthy Acquisition Target?
3D laser measurement system gets scrutiny amid M&A activity
(January 02, 2014)
Adept & iRobot Stamped as New Pioneers
In-depth look as to why these two robot manufacturers deserve considerable investor attention.
(September 18, 2013)
Is a Robotics “Babel” Headed toward Health Care for 2014?
Will interoperability issues affect the thousands of medical robots enteingr the health care delivery system?
(August 20, 2013)
Wall Street Once Again Smiles on iRobot
IROBOT has a diversified and expanding product lineup that constantly benefits from cross-market and cross-product R&D.
(July 26, 2013)
Exoskeletons: The Rise of the Wearable Robot Industry
Twenty-seven pounds of freedom, improved health…and a new industry to be worth $292M annually
(May 12, 2013)
The Technology that Could Save Robotic Surgery Millions
A formal verification technique being developed by researchers could ensure robotic surgical systems are free of software bugs.
(May 03, 2013)
Diving into ABB’s Discrete Automation Division
Analyst Jim Nash profiles ABB's Robotics division.
(April 02, 2013)
Adept Technology Resets for 2013
What the largest U.S.-based industrial robot producer has planned for the food industry and more
(February 22, 2013)
Robots That Help Children
Robots can provide a perfect bridge between the human and technological worlds.
(January 03, 2013)
Once More, with Feeling: Tactile Sensors for Mechatronic Systems
BioTac shares an important characteristic with human fingers: a fingerprint,
(January 03, 2013)