Two robotics startups from Greater Boston debuted products this week at the RoboBusiness conference and exhibition.
Just a year old, Soft Robotics presented its gentle, air-powered versatile robot grippers in public for the first time. For Sonzia, a Somerville firm that incorporated in September, it was a first public demonstration of immersive, interactive environments for children with learning disabilities. Read MoreIRobot's war machines can now be controlled with a tablet app
When firemen or soldiers pair up in the field with any of iRobot’s emergency or war robots, they now have a better way to communicate with their mechanical partners. iRobot has built an application for Android tablets that offers the humans a more intuitive way to control the machines. Read More
Dyson, iRobot's chief competition in the deluxe robotic vacuum cleaner arena has finally—finally—taken the wraps off its star challenger: It's called the 360 Eye, and like iRobot's Roomba, looks like a giant disk on wheels.
Today, Rethink Robotics founder Rodney Brooks will be among three robotics innovators to receive the prestigious Engelberger Robotics Award at the 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2014) which is also the 8th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2014), in Munich, Germany.
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