Author Archives: Jeroen Arendsen

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, … 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

Bron: NTDTV Last week the Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition was held in Tokyo. On it Panasonic demonstrated three interesting and (rather) new products: A Hair-Washing Robot A Bed-Chair ‘Transformer’ A Telepresence Robot, HOSPI-Rimo The video provides good info, both … Continue reading

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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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ICSR 2011, the 2nd International Conference on Social Robotics

De second International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2011, will be held in Amsterdam on November 24-25. The Call for Papers is out (the CFP page, and here the Full CFP Details). De tijdslijn is als volgt: Paper submission: June … Continue reading

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Kaspar, a news update about a robot for autistic children

A nice story was in the news today (Washington Examiner): Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids. Ben Robins, a researcher who has already done a lot of work studying how robots might benefit children with autism, is quoted as … Continue reading

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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’. The reader comments are also interesting … Continue reading

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Robots that Care at Kennisalliantie and Syntens

Themabijeenkomst ZorgRobotica (KennisAlliantie) from FunnelVision on Vimeo. 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 … Continue reading

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