Clean Room Robots Can Safely Perform Demanding Manufacturing Tasks
March 12, 2023
Clean room robots can remove humans from certain environments in aerospace, electronics, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, but developers and users must address risks.
Toyota Research Institute Provides a Peek Into Its Work to Solve Society’s Biggest Challenges
February 15, 2023
The Toyota Research Institute opened its Los Altos, Calif., headquarters to show its research into robotics, autonomous vehicles, AI, and human-machine interaction.
Soft Robotics Uses NVIDIA Isaac Sim to Apply Automation to $8T Food Market
January 19, 2023
Soft Robotics has used synthetic data and simulation to train its mGripAI system to accurately and safely pick food items that may be occluded in a pile or reflecting light.
2023 Could Be the Year of Social Robots Like the Tombot Robot Dog
January 4, 2023
Tombot has developed robot companions with The Jim Henson Co. to help people with conditions such as Alzheimer's and autism, and its founder describes its approach.
Bridgestone Begins Testing Soft Robot for Piece Picking at Logistics Sites
November 28, 2022
Bridgestone is branching out from tires and hoses to rubber actuators for soft robotic grippers in a proof of concept under way at partner warehouses.
Soft Robotics Picks Up Series C Funding From Food Producers for Its Grasping Tech
November 17, 2022
Soft Robotics, whose mGripAI picking system combines compliant grippers, machine vision, and AI, has raised funding from major food producers to expand deployments.
Soft Robotics, Partners to Demonstrate mGripAI at PACK EXPO 2022
October 24, 2022
Soft Robotics will display mGripAI, which is designed for easy integration into picking of food and consumer goods, at several booths in Chicago this week.
BeBop Sensors Seeks to Surpass Human Sense of Touch With RoboSkin
October 11, 2022
BeBop Sensors has been shipping its RoboSkin flexible sensors to warehouse automation and prosthetics customers and improved its spatial resolution in response to their feedback.
Robot Block Party Held by MassRobotics Shows Off Massachusetts Innovations
October 3, 2022
At its Fifth Annual Robot Block Party, MassRobotics and numerous companies showed the public how robots have developed to help companies and consumers.
MAXXgrip Promises to Advance Material Handling Robotics Performance
September 22, 2022
The Gripper Co. said its new MAXXgrip robotic gripper combines compliance with suction for hybrid grasping with speed and gentleness for e-commerce.
Cionic Works With fuseproject on Design of Wearable Neural Sleeve
July 19, 2022
Cionic, whose wearable device is intended to assist mobility for people with impairments, is working with Yves Behar's design firm fuseproject to prioritize the user experience.
Innovation at the Intersection of Agriculture and Robotics
July 10, 2022
University researchers are testing autonomous systems in the agricultural space as they hope to expand robotics reach in the industry.
A Look at 10 End of Arm Tool Providers
July 9, 2022
End of arm tools are helping increase the capability and range of robot arms, helping operators reduce costs and deliver products faster.
Advances in AI, Testing, and Hardware Help Gripper Providers, Users Get a Grasp of What’s Possible
June 21, 2022
Automation companies are increasing their throughput, reducing error rates, and providing integrated systems as more warehouses and facilitates turn to robotics.
10 Noteworthy Robot Exhibits at Automate 2022
June 14, 2022
With more than 550 exhibitors on the show floor at Automate in Detroit, there was a wide selection of robots to see. Here are some that stood out.
RightHand Robotics to Give RightPick 3 European Debut at LogiMAT 2022
May 17, 2022
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 applies AI and a multifunction gripper to pick items without prior models, is expanding its European presence and exhibiting in Stuttgart.
BeBop Sensors Introduces RoboSkin to Give Robots Tactile Awareness
May 13, 2022
BeBop Sensors said its RoboSkin uses patented, fabric-based sensors less than 1 mm thick to provide a sense of touch to humanoid robotic surfaces and prosthetic limbs.
Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.4M Grant for New Boston University Robotics R&D Facility
May 6, 2022
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative this week awarded Boston University more than $4 million for its new robotics facility.
10 MassRobotics Resident Startups to Watch
April 21, 2022
MassRobotics' headquarters and co-working space in Boston's Seaport District hosts numerous innovative startups. Here's a look at several from a recent site visit.
Soft Robotics Works Hand in Hand With Quest and Ossid to Offer Integrated Food Packaging System
April 20, 2022
Soft Robotics said its mGripAI gripper, combined with Quest's robotic product-handling system and Ossid's tray packaging, will provide high-speed, sanitary food handling.