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

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

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