Worldwide, over 10M people require a wheelchair, but these individuals often run up against barriers to their use. Wheelstair’s solution, a wheelchair add-on technology, can overcome many of these obstacles.
In Episode 81 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Jeremiah Robison, CEO of CIONIC, a developer of bionic clothing that enables the body to move with more freedom and control.
Field tests affirm the wearable, lightweight, non-powered HeroWear Apex exosuit device lends flexible support for heavy lifting.
Embodied’s social robot Moxie promotes social, emotional, and cognitive skills through natural conversation and play-based learning.
HeroWear’s back-assist Apex exosuit, which reduces back strain when objects are lifted, can be adjusted to fit workers of all sizes — both men and women. Imagine that.
In this Robot Report podcast, AMP Robotics CEO Matanya Horowitz discusses the economics of the recycling robots. Also, Festo’s Josh Fox describes winning the MassRobotics-GM Gripper Challenge.
Sustainability initiatives, workforce uncertainty and productivity requirements are key demands drivers for Monarch’s electric, autonomous, tractor solution, a harbinger of the emerging era of data driven, digital farming.
In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session, Conor Walsh, founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab and faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, will describe the current state of soft robotics research, the many ways soft wearable robots are actively being deployed now, as well as emerging opportunities for the technology.
Agricultural weeding is a costly and labor-intensive task, and chemical methods, while effective, are expensive and often have negative environmental consequences associated with them. Sensing a business opportunity and a chance for promoting social good, a number of companies offering robotic weeding systems have entered the market. Compared to traditional approaches, their solutions reduce the cost and environmental impact of weeding operations.
Farming is a major emitter of greenhouse emissions. But a whole host of companies are working on methods of reducing the environmental impact of farming by altering farming methods, and employing new technologies, including robotics systems.
In this presentation, Paolo Pirjanian, CEO at Embodied, will discuss how the relationship between humans and machines is evolving, including how robots and robotic technology can be applied for social good.
To bring Embodied’s Moxie social companion robot to as many families as possible, the company knew the price point needed to be much more affordable than robots of the past AND present. Here’s how they did it.
Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such as sluggish wage growth, aging populations, rising health care costs, environmental restorations, global competitiveness, and often-worrisome levels of public sector debt.
Monash University’s Dr. Nicole Robinson explains how social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.
In this episode of the The Robot Report Podcast, Paolo Pirjanian, Founder and CEO of Embodied, discusses the development of the Moxie companion robot which is designed to help with the cognitive development of children.
maxon, a Swiss developer and manufacturer of drive systems, is a long-time partner of leading medical technology companies worldwide. Its products are used in medical devices such as ventilators, respirators, protection masks and lab automation. During these unprecedented times, maxon is focused on supporting the companies producing these life-saving devices so desperately needed during this…
Diligent Robotics plans to use its funding to scale its Moxi mobile manipulation system to a wider customer base and to expand its hardware and software product development.
Exoskeleton companies have long been working with healthcare coverage providers to develop general coverage policies for exoskeletons. But many providers still look at exoskeletons on a case-by-case basis. ReWalk Robotics, a developer of medical exoskeletons for individuals with lower limb disabilities, said it is making some progress with a group of German statutory health insurers…
The addition of a robotic assistant for cranial procedures helps surgeons improve accuracy, reduce recovery time for pediatric patients.
Robotic simulators help train medical students face real-life scenarios without endangering patients.
New robot systems encourage engagement with patients and keep doctors and caregivers updated.
Therapy animal helps seniors with dementia reduce symptoms and reliance on psychotropic medicine.
We’ve already seen robots do some amazing things in manufacturing, warehousing, and health care. Here are some other new ways robots are doing unconventional things.
BIONIK, Ekso Bionics, and Corindus Vascular Robotics enter new markets for robotics solutions.
A wild card entrant in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Zzapp Malaria is creating a Waze-like app and AI for precise application of anti-malarial measures.