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

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