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Misty II: A Robotics Platform for Developers, with Ian Bernstein

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Ian Bernstein, Founder and Head of Product at Misty Robotics, about a robotics platform designed for developers called Misty II.  Bernstein discusses the moti...
07 April 2019, by
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IROS 2018 Exhibition (Part 1 of 3), with Gabriel Lopes and Bernt Børnich

In this interview, Audrow Nash interviews Gabriel Lopes, Robot and Control Scientist at Robot Care Systems, and Bernt Børnich, CEO and Co-founder of Halodi Robotics....
27 November 2018, by
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eSIM in Wearable Technology, with Karl Weaver

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Karl Weaver (魏卡爾), formerly the Original Equipment Manufacturer Business Development Director for Oasis Smart SIM. Weaver discusses how wearable technolo...
05 February 2018, by

iRobot on the defensive

SharkNinja, a well-known marketer of home consumer products, has entered the American robotic vacuum market with a product that is priced to compete against iRobot’s Roomba line of floor cleaners. T...
20 September 2017, by
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CUJO – Smart Firewall for Cybersecurity, with Leon Kuperman

In this episode, MeiXing Dong talks with Leon Kuperman, CTO of CUJO, about cybersecurity threats and how to guard against them. They discuss how CUJO, a smart hardware firewall, helps protect the home...
04 September 2017, by

China’s e-commerce dynamo JD makes deliveries via mobile robots

China’s second-biggest e-commerce company, JD.com (Alibaba is first), is testing mobile robots to make deliveries to its customers, and imagining a future with fully unmanned logistics...
05 July 2017, by


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Three years on: An update from Leka, Robot Launch winner

Nearly three years ago, Leka won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Robot Launch competition for their robotic toy set on changing the way children with developmental disorders learn, play and progress. Leka...
15 March 2017, by

Mayfield Robotics to introduce enhanced interactions with Kuri

It’s been about 8 weeks since we first introduced Kuri to the world at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and we’re incredibly, amazingly, stupendously happy to keep hearing from people ab...
07 March 2017, by

Hard at work: A review of the Laevo Exoskeleton

Back pain is one of the leading causes of work absenteeism in the UK, with 8.8 million days lost to work-related muscoskeletal disorders per year. On average, each case causes 16 days of absenteeism, ...
23 February 2017, by

Understanding social robotics

Pepper, Jibo and Milo make up the first generation of social robots, leading what promises to be a cohort with diverse capabilities and future applications. But what are social robots and what should...
24 January 2017, by

How artificial intelligence is changing our Christmas shop

British consumers are expected to spend £280 each on gifts over the weeks leading up to Christmas. More than half of these purchases will take place online. Almost a third of people will rely on onli...
21 December 2016, by and

Care-O-bot 4 celebrates its premiere as a shopping assistant

In January 2015, Fraunhofer IPA presented a prototype of the “Care-O-bot 4” service robot. The charming helper is now proving its worth in the real world. “Paul” the robot has been greeting cu...
14 November 2016, by
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Ori Systems: Robotic Furniture, with Hasier Larrea

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Hasier Larrea, Founder and CEO of Ori Systems and MSc candidate at the MIT Media Lab, about robotics used to transform personal spaces. Larrea discusses how the...
12 November 2016, by

Designing our home service robot from the ground up

Our robot, Eve, is built from the ground up using force-control, enabling human-like dexterity and efficiency. We'd like to discuss why we decided to build Eve this way, hopefully offering another app...
15 August 2016, by and

Robot companions are coming into our homes — how human should they be?

What would your ideal robot be like? One that can change nappies and tell bedtime stories to your child? Perhaps you’d prefer a butler that can polish silver and mix the perfect cocktail? Or maybe y...
10 August 2016, by

Global and iRobot floor cleaning market

iRobot recently divested its defense division so that it could focus on consumer and mobility products. Red Mountain Capital, a hedge fund that owns ~6% of iRobot stock wants to place two pe...
25 April 2016, by

Robots that may help you in your silver age

By 2020, a quarter of Europeans will be over 60. In their silver age, many would like to stay in their homes and will require care from family or social workers....
07 April 2016, by

Teach your dog to code with robots!

Spoiler alert. It’s April 1. But this is actually happening, just not quite the way SF educational robot startup Wonder Workshop describe it in this wonderful video about their new release – Wonde...
01 April 2016, by

Telepresence has come a long way, where do we go from here?

In our final post for this series, we'll talk about the future of telepresence.  For most robots telepresence is just the beginning, a means to an end. Many of the robots in this series are meant ...
03 March 2016, by

Personalizing telepresence in service robots

In our previous post we looked at socially engaging robots and how they are helping to break down barriers to remote presence. Another area on the fringe of telepresence is service robots. These rob...
26 January 2016, by

IBM, Intel describe experiential future for human-machine interaction

In keynote presentations at CES in Las Vegas last week, CEOs from IBM and Intel talked about disruptive changes in how consumers and businesses are transacting and interacting with their purchases....
21 January 2016, by

2016 will be a pivotal year for social robots

1,000 Pepper robots are selling each month from a big-dollar venture between SoftBank, Alibaba and Foxconn; Jibo just raised another $16 million as it prepares to deliver 7,500+ units in March and A...
14 December 2015, by

Tabletop telepresence finding its niche

Tabletop telepresence devices began to pop up on the market about two years ago. Though its a small slice of the telepresence market, it's differentiated enough from other categories to be mention...
08 December 2015, by

Personal telepresence relatively affordable, but expect to pay extra for the tablet

Personal telepresence robots have exploded onto the market thanks to the help of tablets, smartphones, and crowdfunding sites. Geared toward the economics of personal use, these robots typically cos...
03 December 2015, by

More than 180,000 robotic vacuum cleaners sold on a single day

On Singles Day 2015, a holiday for the Chinese singles and youth market, Ecovacs Robotics sold $47 million worth of robotic products. Ecovacs only has three robotic products: a line of vacuum cleaners...
23 November 2015, by

Nailbot: A ‘nail art’ robot that inspires creativity

Launched last week on Indiegogo, the Nailbot prints instant custom art onto your fingernails from your phone. Behind the concept is a new kind of company -- a movement to inspire confidence in girls a...
17 November 2015, by and

1,000 workers produce latest batch of 1,000 Pepper robots

The latest batch of 1,000 Japanese-speaking Pepper robots sold out in one minute after they were made available online by Japanese telecom company SoftBank. This brings the total Pepper robots sold ...
12 November 2015, by

Feeding the robot chef

Could robot chefs really have arrived? Moley's approach, the robotic kitchen, is basically a flexible workcell, and in manufacturing that’s nothing new. But providing the essential ingredients - fee...
09 November 2015, by and

Delivery robots from Starship Technologies

I’m pleased to announce today [Monday] the unveiling of a new self-driving vehicle company with which I am involved, not building self-driving cars, but instead small delivery robots which are going...
04 November 2015, by

Dyson robotic vacuums go on sale in Japan

After a six-month delay to hone the robot for Japanese homes, and a year after the original launch announcement, the Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner has finally gone on sale in stores all over Ja...
24 October 2015, by







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