Roybi has developed social robots to entertain and educate children and met the challenges of keeping the price point down and addressing the pandemic head on.
Violet disinfection robot from Akara Robotics uses Intel Movidius VPU for safety
Violet, a new disinfection robot rapidly developed by Akara Robotics, uses Intel Movidius technology to detect humans and avoid exposure to UV radiation.
Lantronix teams with Misty Robotics to build Misty II open platform
Lantronix, which provides edge computing, IoT, and embedded computing systems, helped Misty Robotics build the Misty II educational and open development platform with Qualcomm technologies.
ElliQ beta testing shows how robots can relieve isolation for older people
Intuition Robotics, which raised funding shortly before global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has reported positive results from beta testing of its ElliQ digital companion in relieving isolation among older people.
Embodied designs Moxie for children’s social, cognitive, and emotional development
While other social robotics startups have struggled, Embodied has spent the past four years developing Moxie to help children with social interactions.
KOMPAÏ Robotics releases robot designed for information, walking assistance
The Kompaï-3 mobile robot is designed to be modular and can assist healthcare personnel and the aging with mobility, social engagement, and more, said KOMPAÏ Robotics.
Prescribing a robot ‘intervention’
According to Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Research’s Nicole Robinson, research studies on the impact of social robot interventions there have been few and unsophisticated. There is good news… the results are encouraging. As our world struggles with mental health and substance use disorders affecting 970 million people and counting (according to 2017 figures),…
ETH Zurich researcher works to build human-machine trust, one robotic hug at a time
In the spirit of Ada Lovelace, one female researcher and entrepreneur is working to build a robot that provides positive human-machine interaction but does not replace the need for people.
$100 million P-P-P suggestion for healthcare robotics
Hector, the eldercare robot, from the EU-funded Companionable Project. By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report As the robotics industry continues to grow, enters new industries, and provides new applications, strategic focus is necessary or the overall industry will develop haphazardly and spread out around the world. It is important to remember that…