The system, created by ABB and UTMB, can increase the number of neutralizing antibody tests performed from 15 a day to over 1,000 daily.
4 robotics applications accelerated by COVID-19
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has dominated 2020, affecting daily lives and every industry around the world. Early in the year, it aggravated a manufacturing slowdown that was the result of both expected economic cycles and trade tensions between China and the U.S. At the same time, COVID-19 has accelerated demand for robotics in supply chain and…
ReStore exo-suit donated by ReWalk to support stroke survivors at Brooks Rehabilitation
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to the need for innovative systems for stroke rehabilitation, said ReWalk Robotics, which donated a ReStore exo-suit to Brooks Rehabilitation.
Digital twins, AR/VR bring simulation benefits to industrial automation users, says Siemens
In this Q&A, Vincent Guo from Siemens Digital Industries Software discusses how digital twins, augmented reality, and virtual reality can help production environments with productivity and social distancing.
UVD Robots wins contract to deploy 200 disinfection robots in European hospitals
UVD Robots said the European Commission chose it to deploy disinfection robots across the continent to fight the spread of COVID-19 and reduce hospital-acquired infections.
Millennials ready for robots to aid family health and wellness, finds IEEE survey
The IEEE surveyed 2,000 millennials with children worldwide and found growing acceptance of robotics for maintaining the healthcare and wellbeing of their families. U.S. respondents were more wary than averaage.
Service robot sales up 32% worldwide, led by surgical, logistics systems, reports IFR
Service robot sales set new records last year, led by logistics robots at 110% sales growth and 28% growth in medicaal robots, reported the International Federation of Robotics.
Motional robotaxi service (with safety drivers) resumes in Las Vegas
Motional today resumed its robotaxi service in Las Vegas. The service, which is open to the public, has provided 100,000-plus paid rides via Lyft’s ride-sharing network. Like many other autonomous vehicle efforts, Motional’s service was put on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the Waymo One robotaxi service near Phoenix, Motional’s service…
Neo 2 cleaning robot includes Avidbots updates for AI and fleet management
Avidbots’ founders said that the additional sensors and software integrated into the Neo 2 floor-cleaning robot will help it be useful in a variety of locations, from warehouses to airports and retail stores.
Robotic Coffee Master from OrionStar and Cheetah Mobile begins serving customers
OrionStar said its new Robotic Coffee Master has two six-axis arms and relies on 3,000 hours of machine learning to simulate master-level brewing techniques.
Calibir GXF thermal camera from Teledyne DALSA designed for COVID-19 screening
Teledyne DALSA said its new Caliber GXF thermal imaging sensor can help detect elevated human skin temperatures, which can be used with robots for COVID-19 screening.
CIRQ+CLEAN disinfects hotel rooms while connected to the cloud, smart systems
CIRQ+CLEAN is a cloud-enabled disinfection robot intended to help restore public confidence in the hospitality industry.
Third generation of UV-C disinfection robot available from UVD Robots
UVD Robots said the third generation of its autonomous UV-C robot can tell users how well it has disinfected. It also has a smaller footprint to operate in more locations.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MIT use Spot robot to measure patient vitals without contact
Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hope to reduce the risk to healthcare workers posed by Covid-19 by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.
‘Venture factory’ Blue Ocean Robotics raises funding, closes Suitable Technologies acquisition
Blue Ocean Robotics, whose venture factory develops service robots based on common technologies and then spins off units for commercialization, has raised close to $20 million and acquired the Beam telepresence robot.
Nimbus robot uses Microburst spray to kill coronavirus, other hospital room pathogens
Many disinfection robots rolling out in response to healthcare-associated infections and the COVID-19 pandemic use UV, but Nevoa said its Nimbus + Microburst system is more effective.
Gaumard gives simulated patients realistic symptoms for robotic medical training
In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, efficient and effective medical training is more urgent than ever. Gaumard said its simulators can help medical personnel train on real equipment.
Pratt Miller Mobility demonstrates LAAD disinfecting robot in Grand Rapids airport
Pratt Miller Mobility and its partners debuted an electrostatic spraying disinfection vehicle at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Will the COVID-19 crisis accelerate the arrival of self-driving vehicles in our daily lives?
In this column, a self-driving vehicle researcher says that development and deployment of new technologies for delivery should accelerate to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FCC grants WiBotic 300 watt authorization for wireless charging of robots, drones
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
Freedom Pilot, Resource Monitor keep humans in the loop for rapid robot deployment
From agriculture and disinfection to retail and supply chain, robots are being rushed into development and deployment. Freedom Robotics says its cloud-based Pilot and Resource Monitor tools can help.
Advanced manufacturing adoption depends on democratization, not tech
A roadmap to a world in which advanced manufacturing and industrial automation technologies are ubiquitous, democratized, and affordable.