Baxter goes to Oregon, to help bring robots to the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak

At the end of January, Baxter left OSRF for a stint in Corvallis, Oregon where he will be used in a project that is investigating the use of teleoperated robots in the treatment of highly contagious d...
17 February 2015, by

How much interaction with a robot is socially acceptable?

We have a tall order when it comes to dreaming up a trustworthy care robot: a robot could clean the house, find and fetch objects, and even keep seniors company. But if robots take on so many daily c...
13 January 2015, by

Can a robot baby curb loneliness among Japan’s senior citizens? | TechInAsia

SoftBank’s hotly-anticipated robot companion, Pepper, touted as being capable of recognizing and responding to human emotions, won’t go on sale at the telco’s retail outlets until next month. Bu...
13 January 2015, by

Aeon Scientific wins 2014 Swiss Technology Award

  The cardiologist sits in the control room next to the operating theatre and uses a joystick to steer a catheter through the patient's blood vessel into the heart's chambers to treat the card...
26 November 2014, by and



Finding Objects Using RFID, with Travis Deyle

Full transcript below. In this episode, Sabine Hauert speaks with Travis Deyle, about his IROS-nominated work on RFID tags, his blog Hizook, and the career path that brought him from academia, to fou...
15 November 2014, by

Nate the Robot takes on eldercare!

Robot advances in eldercare....
14 November 2014, by

Novel robots for gait and arm rehabilitation: Interview with Robert Riener

In this pair of video lectures, Robert Riener presents his team's research efforts in the field of rehabilitation robotics, and describes the vision behind Cybathlon, the competition for robot-assist...

Open Bionics founder Joel Gibbard wins Young Design Engineer of the Year Award

Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard, won a prestigious award last week at the British Engineering Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate UK companies and individuals that have shown the skills, in...
14 October 2014, by

Nursing Grandma with a robot

[tweetquote]All this talk about being replaced by robots is getting old.[/tweetquote]...
13 October 2014, by

3D printed robotic prosthetic hand makes Intel finals

Our [tweetquote] 3D-printed prosthetic hand project has made the global finals of Intel's Make it Wearable competition![/tweetquote] Open Bionics came out of the Open Hand Project, where we developed ...
02 October 2014, by

HelloSpoon: A fun, affordable mealtime assistant for people with upper limb disabilities

  Shaped like a baby elephant, HelloSpoon is a robot intended to help children and elderly with upper limb difficulties and special needs to have a fun and happy mealtime. The assistive robot ...
22 September 2014, by

Transportation of medical equipment: Robots to replace couriers | Hospital Direct describes how French Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Nantes are using two robots, “Betty” and “Daisy”, to improve efficiency in delivering sterile endoscopes to the...
03 September 2014, by

Jerry the Bear: A robotic learning coach for kids with type 1 diabetes

Less than three campaign days left! Back Sproutel’s crowdfunding campaign to [tweetquote]help get robotic healthcare coach Jerry the Bear into the hands of kids with type 1 diabetes. [/tweetquote]...
02 September 2014, by and

ShanghAI Lectures: Tamas Haidegger “Humans-robots-humans: Who is operating who?”

Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-08 In this guest lecture, Tamás Haidegger from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary, talks about Computer-Integrated Surgery, giv...
28 August 2014, by

Mind-controlled robotic legs? It’s possible | The Telegraph

A research group led by electrical and computer engineering expert Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal is working on a brain-machine interface that could enable users to control a pair of robotic legs with thei...
07 August 2014, by



Ekso Bionics, with Russ Angold

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Russ Angold, co-founder and CTO of Ekso Bionics, about the wearable bionic suit, Ekso. This suit enables individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness ...
26 July 2014, by

3 exoskeleton companies go public

First came Ekso Bionics with an alternative public offering that netted $30.3 million; then Cyberdyne let its stock be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange; and last week the WSJ reported that ReWalk Ro...
14 July 2014, by

Could software replace your doctor? | USA Today

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10 July 2014, by

Robots automate testing for bacteria, including coliforms Robohub is an online platform that brings together leading communicators in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from around the world. Learn more abo...
08 July 2014, by



Computer-Assisted Surgery, with Karol Miller

In this episode Ron Vanderkley speaks to Prof. Karol Miller, Director of the Intelligent Systems for Medicine Lab at the University of Western Australia, about medical robotics and how doctors and pat...
27 June 2014, by

Noonee: The chairless Chair

Noonee® is a new Start Up company coming out of research in robotics in Switzerland. Aimed at solving healthcare problems within the manufacturing industry, noonee adopts a Chairless Chair® approac...
20 June 2014, by

Technology to help adults age in place just a few years away | The Star

“There still is a stigma with seniors and this idea of them being averse to technology,” says Rosalie Wang, a post doctorate fellow who works in robotics at Toronto Rehab. “The truth is that, li...
13 May 2014, by

Robot helps 94-year-old Italian grandmother live independently at home EU invests in new technology to support silver generation At 94, Grandma Lea could not live alone anymore, but she wanted to stay at home. She still doe...
05 May 2014, by

Recent robotics-related IPOs

Since late November, 2013 there have been three robotic companies that have gone public on U.S. and global stock exchanges: Medtech, Ekso Bionics and Cyberdyne....
26 April 2014, by

#Robots14 event “From Imagination to Market” is itself imaginative

An adage in tech funding is "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Aaron Horowitz (left) and Hannah Chung (in the bear suit on the right) boost that concept - and their visibility - by weari...
22 April 2014, by

Intuitive Surgical upgrades da Vinci surgical system and recalls tools used by them

Intuitive Surgical announced FDA clearance and US introduction of their new da Vinci Xi Surgical System which has a movable overhead architecture rather than the fixed floor-mounted existing systems. ...
06 April 2014, by

Rehab robots, smart prostheses and exoskeletons to reach $1.8 billion by 2020

A Wintergreen Research report says that the rehabilitation robot market will grow from $43.3 million to $1.8 billion by 2020 as a result of the effectiveness of robotic treatment methods....
15 March 2014, by

Lifehand 2 prosthetic grips and senses like a real hand

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthetic in Rome, February 2013 (Lifehand 2, Patrizia Tocci). Roboticists and doctors working in Switzerland and Italy have come toget...
12 March 2014, by

Robonaut doctor to practice in space

Astronauts all know how important it is to stay healthy in space. Weightlessness alone can cause a number of physiological changes including muscle atrophy, loss of blood volume and bone loss. Most as...
12 March 2014, by and

Robotic skills want-ads up 13% in 2013

Comparing 2013 to 2012, demand for robotics skills increased 13% year-over-year. Further evaluation shows that the bulk of hiring is in the healthcare sector. WANTED Analytics, a research firm anal...
16 February 2014, by

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