Future of robotics:
IDC predicts that 35 percent of leading organizations in logistics, health, utilities, and resources will explore the use of robots to automate operations by 2019. Research firm International Data Corp's (IDC) Manufacturing Insights Worldwide Commercial Robotics program recently unveiled its top 10 predictions for worldwide robotics for 2017 and beyond. The list has some interesting forecasts, and if they come true, they will likely have a significant impact on business and society.
07:47 - 2018/05/21
Fribo Robot: Smart Anti-Depressant RobotFribo was designed by Korean researchers who wanted to help lonely young people stay connected. Fribo, a robot that looks like a cross between a shadow and an anime cat, works by observing what a person is doing around their home. The robot uses sound and motion sensory detection to determine whether you just walked through the door, are doing your laundry, or doing other household activities.
07:23 - 2018/05/20
Dolphin-E10 Robot: Smart Pool Cleaning RobotDolphin-E10 Robot incorporates a Multi-Layer Filter that provides highly efficient, clog-free filtration. Active Brushing is effective at scrubbing and cleaning away algae and bacteria. Use the multi-function power supply to set the S300 pool cleaner to fast or regular mode. The Maytronics Dolphin S300 features a the PowerStream Mobility System for enhanced navigation and complete pool coverage.
07:13 - 2018/05/19
Sea-Slug Robot: Smart Soft Elastic RobotSea-Slug Robot uses muscles taken from the mouth of a sea slug connected to 3D-printed components to move about, and — when an external electrical current is applied to force the muscles to contract — can 'walk' at the extremely unhurried pace of 0.43 centimeters a minute in a form of locomotion similar to a turtle crawling up a beach. The scientists who designed the bot say that in the future, groups of these creations could be used for lengthy missions which would tire traditional robots.
14:10 - 2017/05/23
MAARS robot: Ground Robot System ShipsThe remotely controlled MAARS is based on a modular framework that facilitates the addition of new accessories and attachments as they become available. The key to this system is a turret system supporting a drop-in manipulator arm, multiple types of weapons and a wide range of sensor packages plus up to seven cameras with multi-modal capabilities.
13:44 - 2017/05/27
R1 Robot: Personal Humanoid RobotIt's born as the new humanoid of the robotic ecosystem of IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Italian design, variable height of 20 cm starting from 1.25m, weight 50 kg, 50% plastic and 50% carbon fibre and metal, it is designed to operate in domestic and professional environments. At the same time, with the involvement of private investors, IIT will implement the production model on a large scale in the next 12-18 months.
10:29 - 2017/05/21
Xiaomi Robot: Vacuum Cleaner RobotThe general design of the Mi Robot Vacuum isn't too far off from many existing offerings. At the bottom you'll find two circular side brushes that help sweep dirt into the main cylindrical brush. To boost suction, the machine automatically adjusts its height for a tighter seal with the floor. It walks around using its two main rubber wheels plus an assistive wheel, and is aided by ultrasonic radar sensors, wall sensors, collision sensors, cliff sensors and drop sensors.