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To help the elderly with loneliness, social isolation and depression, an Israeli company, Intuition robotics, created a robot called ElliQ designed for older adults. Featured at the consumer electronic Show in Las Vegas, ElliQ is named in part after the Norse goddess that represents old age. Described as a ...

Diligent Robotics didn't provide many details on the exact services its robots might take on for nurses and other clinical staff, so it may be a stretch to assume that a robot will soon be assisting a doctor on the operating table. But the company does say that its machine learning algorithms will allow the robots ...
... standardized questions, "robots (aka computers programmed with advanced algorithms) analyze the interviews" across 15,000 different factors including body language and facial cues to vocal tone. If they pass muster with AI, they get invited to in-person interviews. The company says it's cut hiring time in ...
Take what happened at LG's showcase event on Monday, when the South Korean electronics-maker's U.S. head of marketing, David VanderWaal, tried to demo Cloi, the company's new home-assistant robot. Just a little bigger than a drip coffee maker, Cloi is supposed to sit on a countertop. Its head ...
Founded in 2016 and based in the greater Tel Aviv area, with additional offices in silicon Valley, Intuition robotics develops and markets the ElliQ robot, designed to serve as a social companion to elderly people. According to the company, ElliQ can encourage seniors to lead more active and engaged ...

Israel-based CommonSense Robotics wants to make online orders a profitable proposition for grocery retailers. The company plans to accomplish that goal with robots, which stock bins of various items in a cube of racks in a fulfillment center 10,000 square feet or smaller and then deliver the bins ...
Taiwan's largest high-tech applied research institution, The Industrial technology Research Institute (ITRI), revealed on Monday a new companion robot that plays Scrabble with anyone willing to take on the challenge. The intelligent Vision System for Companion robots, or ITRI, as the robot is known, ...
It's based on old-fashioned handiwork, but a furniture maker in Massachusetts is using robots not to replace workers, but to help them. From member station WBUR in Boston, ... KHALID: Back at the furniture company, Weissman takes me to see the Rethink robot he bought. It's got four grippers on a red arm ...
Meet the Somnox sleep robot, a football-sized companion made to help relax you to sleep. The soft-to-touch bot murmurs with a slowed breathing rhythm, subconsciously lulling users to a meditative breathing speed. It comes with integrated audio with Enya-eqsue celestial sounds and white noise, but if ...
Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and robots Act. ... the name [of the bill] and add the missing component of the worker," says Carl Pasciuto, president of Custom Group, a high tech manufacturing company in Woburn, Mass.
Created by the Canadian company WowWee, the Fingerling has been anointed one of this year's hot toys for the holidays, a designation that most .... Every shelf in the conference room was filled with robots that WowWee has produced over the decades: Robosapien, a guard dog, a panda, a Minion on ...
The longtime Rusian leader is set to face leading opposition figures, a reality TV star and, apparently, a cyber assistant named Alisa, according to The Moscow Times. The robot-turned-politician, built by Russian tech company Yandex and also known as Alice, has received support from more than potential ...
At CES next January, the Japanese manufacturer will show off a quartet of new robot concepts, including a companion bot, an autonomous off-road vehicle, and a ... But why make robots that look like this? In Honda's case it's because the company sees the future of robotics as rooted in human interaction.
Once considered largely an aerospace and defense manufacturer, Boeing (ba, +1.39%) is now unquestionably a tech company in its own right, says Ian Mortimer, comanager of the top-performing Guinness Atkinson Global Innovators Fund. The company is generating fat returns on the nearly $3.5 billion it ...
Wandelbots has accomplished a lot for a startup that was founded officially only two weeks ago - the German company focuses on solving a key ... told me that the typical robotics programming process requires around $50,000 and a significant span of time for each new task you want a robot to perform.
The list of tasks robots cannot be programmed to do is shrinking every day. Now, one company has unveiled a robot that provides smart guided home showings, reports HousingWire staffer Kelsey Ramirez. The offering comes from Zenplace, an artificial intelligence and machine learning company which ...

The company says its suits reliably reproduce the human gait, which has long been an elusive engineering challenge. But the long-hoped-for growth in ... One is a proper exoskeleton suit, the other a tele-operated robot suitable for remote operation in places like nuclear reactors. But Asia-Pacific companies ...
The company stated it had 45,000 robots at the end of 2016, added 35,000 robots by the end of the first half of 2017, and then another 20,000 in the third ... to prove causality, it's not difficult to see the correlation between a decline of 24,000 human employees and an increase of 75,000 robot employees.
Well, McClure reached out to him, told him about the robot, as well as the opportunity to program it, and he told the company he'd love to give it a shot. Now, he's back on board. Automation has increased output for McClure's without decreasing jobs, despite the fact that many people associate robots with ...
Bossa Nova, which makes autonomous shelf-scanning service robots for retail customers, just closed a $17.5 million Series B round. That brings Bossa Nova's total funding to $41.7 million. The funding announcement comes on the heels of a recently-announced partnership with Wal-Mart, which is testing ...
Boston Dynamics is the mad robot scientist of our waking dreams. Every few years, they unveil a new robot horror...er...innovation that straddles the fine line between "so realistic its incredible" and the uncanny valley. Its latest robot dog, the SpotMini, which the company casually introduced with this new ...
And he is confident his sex robot will be the first affordable product ... The father-of-five founded RealDoll, one of America's leading sex doll manufacturers. The company sells 400 to 500 sex dolls every year. ... We told last month about a Scottish festival held to discuss humans having sex with robots.
Sophia, an emotionally expressive humanoid robot and new citizen of ... robots like her are going to make us confront what intelligence really is. ... to Ben Goertzel, CEO of SingularityNET, the company that designed her ...
The Universal UR10 robot's task is both simple and repetitive: pick up flimsy ... robots are descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers. ... Company officials said the Huron plant's productivity grew by 6% to 8% ...
Walmart expands fleet of robots to new stores, but promises it won't cut jobs .... The company says that this technology will free up the retailer's ...
The company's U.S. CTO Jeremy King tells Reuters that the company won't actually be replacing any human employees with the robots.
As of October 25, Sophia is the first robot in history to be a full citizen of a ... in January that the company believes lifelike robots are the future.
Sony is developing a robot dog with smart home capabilities and plans to announce it next ... Previous AIBO robots sold for as much as $2,500. ... efforts, Sony has recognized it as an iconic chapter in the company's history.
I recommend a long position in iRobot corporation (Nasdaq:IRBT), ... The launch of a new consumer robot category (outdoor cleaning robots) early next year ... to the manufacturers in China that use a single plant to produce robots. ... The company has grown revenue at 19% CAGR for the past 5 years, ...
How this retailer got robots and humans to work in harmony ... in Union, New Jersey, is a four-story-tall gray robot employees call the Opex. ... Boxed CEO Chieh Huang at his company's automated warehouse in New Jersey.
Remember Sony's Aibo robot dog? The company sold around 150,000 of them between 1999 and 2006, when the line was killed off. Now it ...
Giant robot fight organizers say next step is giant robot fighting league ... The company's robots are certainly big and powerful, but they're not ...
The city of Philomath and a local high-tech company have reached an ... to allow real-world testing of an autonomous robot designed to deliver ...
According to TransEnterix, the company that developed the machine, it's the first surgical assistant for the abdominal area to get the FDA's ...
How robots Are Revolutionizing (and Automating) Commercial and Residential ... In only two years, the company sold 1 million robot vacuums ...
Welcome to the world of human-robot interaction, in which people ... So manufacturers of robots, especially robots meant to be ... It's the advice of at least one manufacturer, which makes robots that roam hospitals.) ... In the near term, they'll act more like pets, following us around and keeping us company.
"These robots literally save lives. They keep a soldier, or a sailor, or a marine from putting on an explosives suit and going downrange to a ...
But manufacturers that want to make the most of these robots need to ... a leading manufacturer of plug-and-play collaborative robot tools, told ...
How One German company Is Making Workplace robots Safer for ... "A lot of people were complaining about unsafe robots and robot ... They've had interest for the products, especially from Germany's auto manufacturers, ...
If you want to start a robot company, plan to kick off by selling a service performed by robots, not the robots themselves. That was the message ...
In a lab next door, engineers tweak robots that can handle every part of the growing process, from planting seeds to packaging harvested heads of lettuce for a grocery store. ... In the company's system, a robotic arm plants seeds in a tightly-packed tray, where the seeds germinate in nutrient-filled water.
If you believe the hype, many of us -- maybe even most of us -- are in danger of eventually finding ourselves made redundant by faster and more efficient machines, reduced to taking whatever jobs robots can't do or can't yet do better than a human. Just accept it, say so many academics, technologists and ...
Eclipse Automation -- which makes automated and robotic equipment and systems for manufacturers -- is opening a new facility in Mesa. Eclipse ... "The state of Arizona has proven to be investing in manufacturing and we feel it is a perfect location for us to continue to meet our goals as a company.".
Here's How This Company Is Adding robots But Also Keeping Its ... That it will warrant a robot tax on employers that displace workers with tech ...
This Baltimore startup is bringing robots to small manufacturers ... Baltimore-based Arnold packaging that allows the latter company to become ...
The World Robotics Report - industrial robots - outlook 2020 from the ... robot manufacturers are already developing and commercialising new ...
Rosie's predecessor, robot Steve, drowned in the plaza fountain in July. ... I come from a silicon Valley company named Knightscope that wants ...
A Norway-based manufacturer and a Scandinavian technology company have been teaming up with a North Dakota drone operation to service ...
Lending company reels in sales prospects with intelligent email agent ... we know people have an aversion to dealing with robots," he said.


 

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