Every automation business or user of robotics wants to know where the technology and markets are heading. Here are our predictions.
Exoskeletons are getting lighter, smarter, and more useful in a range of industries, from healthcare and construction to the military. Here’s a rundown of vendors and users.
A small startup is set to turn the market for hand prostheses on its head — with an innovative spirit, compact DC motors, and a touch function.
AR and VR are tools, not just for training, but also for evolving the nature of work in complex environments, observes PTC’s Howard Heppelmann.
For the past several years, developers and vendors around the world have been working on assistive robots. Their products came closer to market with displays at Automatica.
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.
Self-driving tech again scored big money this week, but so did medical robotics firms and companies developing AI software.
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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.
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
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.
ReWalk Robotics has partnered with the Wyss Institute to expedite development of Wyss’ lightweight, soft exosuit. Is this the beginning of the end for the bulky, rigid exoskeletons we’ve come to know and love?
Recent breakthroughs promise robots that are more mobile, configurable, agile, and adaptable.
The Ekso GT is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke patients.
Parker Hannifin said it will commercially launch Indego in the US in the coming months. The powered exoskeleton is already commercially available in Europe, having received the CE Mark in November 2015.
An insurance company’s initial denial of coverage for a ReWalk Personal exoskeleton was overturned by an independent medical review organization that deemed the exoskeleton to be medically necessary.
Dr. Kazerooni on how to bring lightweight, affordable exoskeletons to everyone who needs one.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.
The suitX Phoenix exoskeleton weighs 27 pounds and costs $40,000, both of which are relatively low when compared to other exoskeletons.