Author Archives: Jeroen Arendsen

A visit to the USA, the DARPA Challenge 2015

Besides the trade shows and Japan, the ‘DARPA Challenges’, from the USA, are also nice to watch. There you see robots performing in various dream scenarios. And you also get to see them fall and fail in conditions that resemble … Continue reading

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Robots of Japan, 2015

Besides visiting trade shows , visiting Japan is also worthwhile to keep up with developments in robotics. Not fond of flying or short on budget? The internet helps! Here is a nice filmpje by Motherboard with a travel report from … Continue reading

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A Robotics Show in the year 2015

It is good to visit trade shows on robotics. It gives you a good overview of the possibilities and the most important main stream developments in the industry. Here is a recent clip from ‘Automate 2015′. It is fairly long, … Continue reading

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Item on Robot Zora and other Healthcare Robots

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Veebot, a Design for a Robot that can Draw Blood

Er is een robot in de maak, in de US bij Stanford in de buurt, genaamd Veebot, die in de toekomst het bloed prikken grotendeels moet gaan automatiseren en de verpleegkundige moet ondersteunen bij het proces. Het idee is dat … Continue reading

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CHRIS movie about robots cooperating with humans

A European Social Robotics project called CHRIS (Cooperative Human Robot Interaction Systems FP7 215805) has received its final review last april. They have also created a very nice video that summarizes their work: As the video shows, the work is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Panasonic Presents 3 Care Robots at Tokyo’s HCRE

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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 to Restoration Robotics, the company that invented and produces the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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