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‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats

‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats

Ford's "Robutt" robot mimics human buttocks to help the company design better car seats. A KUKA industrial robot arm lifts Robutt in and out of a seat 25,000 times over a three-week period to help design seats that will help...

Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899

Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899

Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.

Robotics Division Contributes to Q3 2017 Growth, Says ABB

Robotics Division Contributes to Q3 2017 Growth, Says ABB

The robotics division of ABB contributed to the company's growth in the third quarter, with manufacturing demand still strong worldwide. The industrial automation provider has also growth through recent acquisitions, most notably B&R.

Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue

Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.