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 More
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 MoreLearning machinesMIT online course will teach you to design a robot that moves
Walking, jumping, running robots like Big Dog and Atlas are equal parts amazing and terrifying. And look how they've grown: MIT's Cheetah bot, once a tethered machine on a treadmill, can now bound across an open field unchained.
A few makers of the sophisticated moving robots that are starting to pop up in public more and more are going to be sharing their wisdom with the masses. Starting today, MIT's online course on moving robots is open for business. Read More
Throughout his talk at the EmTech MIT conference today, Boston Dynamics chief executive Marc Raibert carefully avoided mentioning the robotic-elephant in the room — Google, which just so happens to own his company.
A squishy robot from MIT that looks, feels, and even blows up like bubble gum is an expert navigator that can snake its way through a tricky maze without human help.
It sounds silly, but the bot’s creators say this goofy design is a serious model for future robots that can work alongside people safely. Read MoreAfter SegwayGetting advanced prosthetics to those who need them
For the past eight years, in an old mill building in Manchester, N.H., a team of engineers has been developing what you might call the Tesla of artificial limbs. The DEKA Arm System, about the same size and weight of an adult’s arm, can pick up an egg from a carton or a credit card from a desk.
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