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Toyota’s Welwalk Robot Brace Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again
Toyota will commercialize in Japan the Welwalk WW-1000 rehabilitation assist robotic system that helps stroke victims get back on their feet and walking again. Toyota plans to rent 100 units to Japanese medical centers beginning in September. There will be a set up cost of 1 million yen ($9,173) and a monthly fee of 350,000 yen ($3,210). Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical RobotsRudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place
The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot "will be little to no cost to the user." Health & Sports · Medical RobotsRobots and the Fight Against Cancer
The latest weapon in the fight against cancer could be a swarm of microrobots that could invasively attack cancer cells. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsWearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical RobotsLoomo Robot is Singapore’s New Elderly Care Nurse
Team Botler won the MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics hackathon by using Segway Robotics' Loomo robot to turn an ordinary wheelchair into a self-driving wheelchair. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Health & SportsMeet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom. Household · Personal Robots · Health & SportsWearable AI Teaches Social Skills
Using a Samsung Simband, MIT CSAIL has developed a wearable AI that analyzes audio and measures movement, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature to help detect the tone of a conversation and help people better understand social interactions. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsIBM: AI Will Transform Mental Health in 5 Years
IBM predicts that in five years artificial intelligence will be able to detect and monitor mental health issues by analyzing patterns of speech and writing. Health & Sports · Future Tech · Science & TechnologyQuarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando. Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Sports & FitnessAI Now Predicts Heart Failure
Artificial intelligence can now predict when patients with a heart disorder will die. Health & SportsTop 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsBest Robots at CES Unveiled 2017
AI, drones and robots made some noise at CES Unveiled 2017 in Las Vegas. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Health & SportsFAULHABER Series 2057 Motor Serves Healthcare Handpieces
The new FAULHABER Series 2057 BHS brushless DC servo motor is designed to be robust and high-speed for medical and dental handpieces. Health & SportsChess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around. Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports
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