ElectroSkin can be a building block to the next generation of soft robots.
Advances in materials science such as self-healing materials could be useful for surgical, supply chain, and other bio-inspired robots, but they’re still at an early stage of development.
The Wearable Robotics Lab in the Netherlands is developing flexible suits with smart control system to be worn by patients with muscle or nerve damage to assist with mobility.
Exoskeleton entrepreneur Amit Goffer is well-known for his work on the ReWalk system. UPnRIDE, his latest project, is intended to provide full mobility in a standing position.
maxon precision motor’s new actuator is compact, accurate, and light, making it ideal for hip and knee exoskeletons.
Soft Robotics has developed compliant grippers that mimic biological designs. This approach to robot grasping is less complicated and more affordable than other methods.
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Automation trends such as improvements in materials science, the application of AI and IoT, and developing regional hubs will continue to grow the robotics industry, said panelists at PTC LiveWorx’s robotics track.
British online retailer Ocado is part of the SoMa consortium, which is researching soft manipulation and robotic end effectors. The Horizon 2020 project involves organizations across Europe.
Superflex’s tight-fitting, 7-lb. exosuit is a wearable robot that packs powerful capabilities.
Superflex has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding for its consumer-oriented “powered clothing.” The rehab exoskeleton market is still growing, but this is a new direction.
Hyundai Group, whose Hyundai Heavy Industries division already uses robotics, is looking to get into the competitive global market for medical robots.
Recent breakthroughs promise robots that are more mobile, configurable, agile, and adaptable.
Researchers in Canada, Texas, and Singapore are among the pioneers helping patients overcome traumatic brain injuries with exoskeletons.
Doctors and researchers customize wearable devices to help children and other patients walk.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications.
Soft Robotics is leveraging our novel robotic technology to safely and adaptively interface with a wide range of objects from consumer packaged goods to fresh cut produce. We do this in a way that brings new capabilities to this market, while lowering system complexity and overall systems cost.
ECA Group, a part of the Groupe Gorge specializing in drones, has acquired a non-controlling stake in exoskeleton company Wandercraft as part of a deal to develop humanoid military robots.
Exoskeleton maker ReWalk has had problems getting insurance coverage for individuals, but some investment advisors recommend taking a longer view.
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker for $6.2M
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands.
Russ Angold, co-founder of RBR50 company and exoskeleton maker Ekso Bionics, lives by the motto “learn by doing, and sometimes learn by redoing.” One thing he learned early on in his journey into the exoskeleton market is that you can’t do everything yourself. That’s one of the driving forces behind Ekso’s new licensing agreement with…
Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Bionics, discuss the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market.
Harvard University’s Soft Robotic ExoSuit consists of a fabric base worn by the user under their pants. The fabric has features which enhance gait by assisting underlying biological muscles. Active components are added through cables attached to motors worn on the waist.
ReWalk Robotics raised $36 million during its recent initial public offering (IPO), becoming the best-performing IPO for 2014. ReWalk will now expand its exoskeleton technology into other applications.