Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Robot-Era is an ambitious integrated project. Its objective is to develop and implement the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-users of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments, which will actively cooperate with older people to provide independent living. The project has set up a short survey to collect the point of view of secondary, tertiary and quaternary stakeholders on the introduction of robotic services in healthcare facilities. Link to the survey.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Friday, May 08, 2015
Chairless Chair® overcomes the ergonomic challenges faced on the production floor and fits in with existing ergonomic solutions and no need to change infrastructure. The Chairless Chair® is designed to follow the users body curvature and no ergonomic table is too high or too low for the wearable devise with its discrete and aesthetic design. Check the demo video below.
According to the market research firm TechNavio, the global exoskeleton systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 72.51% over the period 2014-2019. Medical and military uses – for substituting for human muscular activity or for rehabilitation – are, for now, the major target sectors for these devices.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Swedish OpiFlex has been awarded the 2015 European Commission Business Innovation Observatory Award, Robotdalen reports. OpiFlex was selected based on the uniqueness of the technology, the ability of management , the potential to grow internationally as well as the size of the total addressable market.
OpiFlex has developed a mobile robot platform, which allows a robot cell that is typically fixed in its place to be moved in its entirety, either manually or by means of Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) software. The platform provides the same high stability and precision operation as fixed robots, through its docking station.
As one of the first companies in the world, OpiFlex has developed a solution that makes automation economically feasible for small series production (and in the future perhaps even handicraft).
Check ot the video below
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
ABB has developed YuMi, a collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly robot solution that includes flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control. YuMi was officially introduced to the market at the Hannover Messe on Monday, April 13, 2015. Check out the video below to learn more about the future of robotic co-working.
Monday, January 12, 2015
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
At the CES 2015 in Las Vegas German Mercedes-Benz presented its self-driving research vehicle F015 Luxury in Motion. By 2030, the number of mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants will increase from about 30 to over 40. "The single most important luxury goods of the 21st century are private space and time," says Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "Autonomously driving cars by Mercedes-Benz shall offer exactly that. With the F 015 Luxury in Motion, this revolutionary concept of mobility becomes tangible for the first time." Check out the promo video below.