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Labrador Systems to Receive Engelberger Foundation Grant for Advances in Assistive Robotics
Labrador Systems, which has developed the Retriever mobile robot to assist people in the home so they can age in place, will receive an Engelberger Foundation grant at Automate 2022.

Festo and MassRobotics Mark Success of Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
Festo and MassRobotics celebrated the milestones achieved by the four global companies in their joint Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program.

Cionic’s Neural Sleeve Gets FDA Clearance; Wearable Companies Reflect on Industry’s Future
Cionic’s new leg sleeve helps patients learn to walk again. It’s one of several companies making wearable technology focused on health.

Robotics Promises to Help People With Disabilities
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.

11 Questions About the Future of Robotics With a Senior Engineer at ARRC
Fatima Al Nuaimi, a senior associate engineer at the Autonomous Robotics Research Centre in Abu Dhabi, shared her experiences and insights in advance of International Women's Day.

ReWalk Robotics, Imago Rehab Join Massachusetts Funded Wearables Research With Harvard, Boston University
Massachusetts has awarded a grant worth $3 million to collaborators at Harvard, Boston University, ReWalk Robotics, and Imago Rehab to develop and commercialize assistive robotics.

Myomo Acquires Japanese Patent for MyoPro Wearable Robotics
Myomo has added a patent from Japan to its family of 20 global patents for the MyoPro wearable device, which is designed for both assistive and therapeutic use on upper limbs.

HeroWear Exo-LiFFT Tool Assesses Exoskeleton Effectiveness in Reducing the Risk of Back Injury
Lower-back injuries account for nearly 40% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which exoskeletons could reduce by as much as 60%, finds a HeroWear study with Vanderbilt and Auburn universities.

Kinova Raises $48M to Commercialize Robots for Medical, Manufacturing Markets
Kinova has received venture capital from Graham Partners and funding from the Canadian government to commercialize cobots, increase its engineering staff, and develop new products.

Hyundai and Boston Dynamics Discuss Metamobility Concept at CES 2022
Hyundai said a combination of its modular mobile platforms, Boston Dynamics' legged robots, and virtual reality will change the transportation of goods and people.

Cionic Feasibility Study Finds Neural Sleeve Provides Significant Improvement to Gait
Cionic said its Neural Sleeve is the first algorithm-powered bionic clothing to help people with neurological disorders regain functional movement in everyday activities

Festo and MassRobotics Choose Four Companies for Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
Festo and MassRobotics will help the companies chosen for the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program with introductions, subject-matter experts, and technical and marketing support.


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