Robot News

January 17, 2022

Bone growth inspired 'microrobots' that can create their own bone

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that uses the same materials found in the skeleton. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
January 17, 2022

Robotics Pioneer Exotec Raises $335M Series D to Improve Supply Chain Resilience for Global Retailers

Goldman Sachs Asset Management invests in Exotec robotic systems to improve warehouse working conditions while also optimizing operational efficiency Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 17, 2022

A framework to optimize the efficiency and comfort of robot-assisted feeding systems

Robots could be invaluable allies for older adults and people with physical disabilities, as they could assist them in their day-to-day life and reduce their reliance on human carers. A type of robotic systems that could be particularly helpful are assisted feeding or bite-transfer robots, which are designed to pick up food from a plate and feed humans who are unable to move their arms or coordinate their movements. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 14, 2022

Video Friday: Guitar Bot

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): ICRA 2022: 23–27 May 2022, Philadelphia ERF 2022: 28–30 June 2022, Rotterdam, Germany CLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, Açores, Portugal Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today’s videos. Robotics. It’s […]
January 14, 2022

A new framework that could simplify imitation learning in robotics

Over the past few decades, computer scientists have been trying to train robots to tackle a variety of tasks, including house chores and manufacturing processes. One of the most renowned strategies used to train robots on manual tasks is imitation learning. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 14, 2022

How Are Cobots Disrupting Automotive Manufacturing?

Cobots are creating a disruption in automotive manufacturing, offering a number of benefits to businesses. How and why are these cobots being used, and what will their long-term impact be? Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 13, 2022

How robots and bubbles could soon help clean up underwater litter

Many people love to visit the seaside, whether to enjoy the physical benefits of an exhilarating swim or simply to relax on the beach and catch some sun. But these simple, life-affirming pleasures are easily ruined by the presence of litter, which, if persistent, can have a serious negative impact on both the local environment and economy. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 13, 2022

Despite delays, Medtronic remains bullish on its robot system, Hugo

Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha has a simple message for the skeptics: despite some bumps in the road, the robots are coming. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 13, 2022

Unitree's AlienGo Quadruped Can Now Wield a Lightsaber

Unitree Robotics, well known for providing affordable legged robots along with questionable Star Wars-themed promotional videos, has announced a brand new, custom-made, 6-degree-of-freedom robotic arm intended to be mounted on the back of its larger quadrupeds. Also, it will save humanity from Sith from Mars, or something. This, we should point out, is not the first time Unitree has used The Force in a promotional video, although their first attempt was very Dark Side and the second attempt seemed to […]
January 13, 2022

Trends Shaping the Automation Industry

The topic of retrofitting, i.e., the modernization of machines and systems into the digital age, is also an important trend in terms of sustainability, energy saving and resource optimization that we are also serving. Source: Robotics Tomorrow