With a quarter of Canada’s population to be older than 65 by 2051, the clock is ticking for researchers working on assistive robots and “visual teach and repeat” systems.
An inside look at WPI’s Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Research Laboratory and the work being done to create medical robots and robot-assisted surgery.
Famous for its pioneering Space Shuttle arm, Canadian robotics is still reaching out in new directions. Ontario firms help lead the way.
The Obi robot dining companion gives people with disabilities the power to feed themselves. Obi is a robot arm that can scoop food from a bowl and deliver the food to your mouth.
RoboBusiness Europe 2016 included exhibitions and discussions about assistive robots. Denmark is investing in “super” hospitals that will rely on auotomation for efficiency.
The popular Nao and Pepper robots are teaching students at two schools in Singapore to see how robots can be used to teach children in interactive ways.
The pioneer of lifelike androids cracked jokes but is serious about exploring what it means to be human.
Jared Peters, co-founder of Origami Robotics, has been an autism educator for twelve years and has spent thousands of hours with kids on the spectrum. Peters joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how robots are revolutionizing autism therapy and how this area of robotics will continue to improve.
Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can’t. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills.
The Leka social robot is designed for children with autism, Down’s syndrome, or multiple disabilities. Leka provides sensory stimulation to help special needs children become more independent and improve their motor and social skills.
The Ekso GT is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke patients.
Global demand could reach 10 million procedures per year, as Renishaw, NightstaRx, and CMR work on minimally invasive robotic surgery systems.
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine.
Researchers in Canada, Texas, and Singapore are among the pioneers helping patients overcome traumatic brain injuries with exoskeletons.
A new interactive robot named Leka provides sensory stimulation through movement, lights, vibration and sound.
The Japan Innovation Showcase at CES 2016 will show off some of the latest cutting-edge technologies from Japan, including social robots, 3D printers, unmanned ground vehicles and more.
These robotic hands are intended to stand out and allow the children to proudly wear their prosthesis. Kudos to Open Bionics.
The DoD and NSF award two grants to commercialize systems for fragile grasping and standardized haptic properties.
Auris Surgical Robotics and XACT Robotic raise millions, while TransEnterix and Omnicell make strategic buys.
The city-state is pursuing robotics through university-corporate partnerships and by attracting international talent.
Hailey Dawson, born with a rare congenital disease that affected the growth of her right hand, receives a custom Baltimore Orioles-themed prosthetic hand to throw out the first pitch at Camden Yards.
The ergonomic and adjustable Hocoma ArmeoSpring robotic arm support is an exoskeleton with integrated springs.
Robbie Drescher became a paraplegic at 14 when he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome. He was told he’d never walk again, but he’s defying the odds thanks to an exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics.
Falling prices, more materials, and greater understanding of the technology’s potential value are helping 3-D printing move into manufacturing.
Eben Ostergaard, co-founder of Universal Robots, describes how his experiences as a researcher in different countries help him lead his company.