Robo-Glove and the commercialized version Ironhand® has won the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award for 2020. Ironhand® is the world’s first active soft exoskeleton for the hand. The RoboGlove is essentially a soft exoskeleton glove – inspired by NASA’s Robonaut humanoid robot – that provides a power assistContinue Reading

According to The World Industrial Reporter (a Thomas publication), four of the top ten trends that give a competitive edge in construction are personal technology tools: exoskeletons (#2), virtual reality (#5), robots (#8) and augmented reality (#9). World Industrial Reporter, 10 Construction Trends The advantages: The latest exoskeletons and mobileContinue Reading

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has announced the arrival of its new 5G/AI Robotics RB5 platform. Qualcomm press release. The new robotics platform is specifically designed for power-efficient, high performance computing robots and drones for enterprise and industrial applications and includes the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Development Kit to offer developers ease-of-implementation, customizationContinue Reading

The exoskeleton market is expected to exceed more than US$ 2.5 Billion by 2024 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24% in the given forecast period. The report, by Market Research Engine, covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operatingContinue Reading

Comau has announced that its MATE shoulder exoskeleton is the first exoskeleton on the market to receive the EAWS (Ergonomic Assessment Work-Sheet) certification. The Ergo Foundation, issuer of EAWS certifications, attested to MATE’s effectiveness in reducing the “risk of biomechanical overload” of the upper limbs. According to Comau, use ofContinue Reading

Topping the list of most expensive workplace injuries for many years running handling objects (including overexertion and repetitive actions) cost employers almost $21 billion in workers compensation direct costs last year according to a recent analysis. Coming in a distant second were falls (same and lower level) at $16.5 billion,Continue Reading

Investments in Berkshire Grey and Vecna Robotics led total warehouse robotics startup investments of $381 million in the first quarter of 2020, up 57% from the same quarter 2019.  PitchBook’s 2020 Q1 Supply Chain Tech report provides an overview of the technologies and companies benefiting from venture capital (VC) supplyContinue Reading