Veebot, a Design for a Robot that can Draw Blood

A robot is under development, in the US near Stanford. It is named Veebot and will automate the proces of drawing blood and assist the person in charge of the process. The idea is that less mistakes will be made, patients will have less chance of getting injured and the total variable costs will decrease and the machine will earn money for hospitals. What the robot would cost is unclear. The company, Veebot LCC, presents its ideas on their website but does not go into detail:

IEEE Spectrum recent report:

Here is a video report from PandoList about Veebot, from may 2012:

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CHRIS movie about robots cooperating with humans

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As the video shows, the work is about safe cooperation and it includes the recognition of gesture (pointing), speech, actions, and objects. It is quite interesting to see the capabilities of a 18 month old human child compared to what a robot can do (not much). Perhaps that is due to the fact that kids never worry about hurting their parents. They just go for

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I think the CHRIS video shows nicely what Humanoid robots can and can not be expected to be able to do. Most robots will not be able to do everything the iCub or Bert2 can do. CHRIS is at the cutting edge.

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Robot Size Matters

Size. With robots, does size matter? One might say size matters little if it works well and performs the job it was designed to do. From an engineering perspective one might even add ‘the smaller the better’ or ‘the cheaper the better’. But from a psychological perspective it may be very important how big a robot is. In the social interaction with humans a big robot may function differently than a small one. Big impresses, big attracts attention, big frightens. Small endears, small puts at ease. Those are just some associations that we should think about studying closer.

An interesting ongoing experiment with size is the work of Hajime Sakamoto and his Hajime Research Institute (a Japanese company building humanoid robots). He plans to build larger and larger robots that can walk on two feet, eventually ending up with a ´Gundam´ robot that can seat a human (co)pilot, as featured in the famous SF-cartoons (of which Hajime is a fan). A fairly recent prototype can be seen in the following movie:

Recent progress reported here by PlasticPals.

Another nice example of the effect of a big robot size is the fake robot Titan, see the movie below. He attracts a lot of attention, and scares people a little, but also puts them at ease quickly by using humour.

The very small robots, like Keepon, are perhaps relying partly on their smallness to endear people and to easily establish contact with people. An interesting thought experiment is to imagine a really big Keepon, say 1.50m, trying to interact with a five year old autistic boy. Do you think it will be just as succesful as the small one? I do not think so. Or imagine a 2m Paro robot ‘baby’ seal. Hmmm, that might actually have an effect similar to that of those giant teddy bears you can win at fairs. Holding them in your

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Panasonic Presents 3 Care Robots at Tokyo’s HCRE


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NTDTV Last week the Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition was held in Tokyo. On it Panasonic demonstrated three interesting and (rather) new products:

  1. A Hair-Washing Robot
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  3. A Telepresence Robot, HOSPI-Rimo

The video provides good info, both regarding the way the products function and regarding their commercial status. Highly recommended! More about the hair-washing robot: A nice image of the way the bed transforms into a chair (it ‘undocks’): Het robotische bed van Panasonic

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The ARTAS™ System, a hair surgeon’s assistant

Here is an interesting new robotic surgery assistant: the ARTAS™ System. It was recently cleared by the FDA (read more). ARTAS apparently helps with something called ‘hair follicle harvesting’, according

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Science Update: How Do People Respond to Being Touched by a Robot?

A very interesting, ‘social robotics’ study recently gave us all some nice resultats. Apparently people do not always appreciate being touched by a robot. Somewhat surprisingly the results from one of the experiments showed that it matters why the robot touches you. If people think (because they are told) that it is because they will be washed then that is okay, but if the robot touched someone to comfort them then they found it much less agreeable, even though the touch movement was exactly the same. Apparently instrumental touching is more acceptable than social touching. And the perceived intention is what matters, according

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ICSR 2011, the 2nd International Conference on Social Robotics

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Kaspar, a news update about a robot for autistic children

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PopSci article about robots and autism

There is a very interesting featured article on PopSci called The New Face of Autism Therapy. It highlights the use of a robot called Bandit that has been ‘designed to engage children with autism’.


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Robots that Care at Kennisalliantie and Syntens

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Recently, on October 25, Jeroen spoke at a workshop about healthcare robotics. It was organised bij Kennisalliantie and Syntens, who wish to set things in motion, especially in the Dutch ‘Medical Delta’ (roughly Rotterdam-Delft-Leiden). Prof. Luc de Witte opened the day, followed by Boudewijn Wisse, and finally Jeroen Arendsen. In the afternoon the discussion was continued in groups. The video gives a good impression of the day. For Robots that Care the initial contact

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