About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen
  • Carnegie Mellon U. (CMU)

    Starting out as the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1900, the Carnegie Mellon University is one of America’s top private research institutions. The institute is composed of seven colleges and several independent schools. CMUA’s Robotics Institute is the…

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  • Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

    Yaskawa Motoman, an American subsidiary of the Japanese company Yaskawa Electric Corporation, produces automation products for many major industries. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, their product line includes over 175 distinct robot models and is…

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  • ASABE Robotics Competition

    The American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE) Robotics Competition is a design competition event for students, who compete and develop solutions to real life agricultural issues. The theme of the 2013 ASABE Robotics Competition will…

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  • Automate 2015

    Automate serves as the biggest solutions-based showcase of automation tools and technologies in North America. It represents the full range of automation technologies as well as solutions for various industries. In 2015, Automata will be held in Chicago…

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  • Automate

    Automate is the largest solutions-based exhibition of automation tools and technologies in North America. Companies that provide integration of automation, robotics and machine vision will show actual demonstrations of these systems, allowing attendees…

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  • Drexel U.

    Drexel University is America’s 14th largest institution, with more than 23,500 enrollees. It is the leader in educational technology in Philadelphia. The university is home to the HUBO robots created by the Korean Advance Institute of Science and Technology;…

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  • Emory U.

    The Emory University is one of America’s premier universities engaged in technology and robotics. It has various laboratories, research facilities and centers. The university is known for the Emory Robotics and Computer Engineering club (eRACE) where…

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  • FIRST

    FIRST was founded in 1989 by American inventor Dean Kamen and aims to design accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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  • Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

    The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), founded in 1974, is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers,…

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  • Saebo

    Operating globally, Saebo is an American company founded in 2001 that aims at providing innovative rehabilitation products for patients with neurological injuries such as strokes. The company’s revolutionary products let patients with minimal hand and…

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  • U. of Michigan

    Being Michigan’s oldest university, the University of Michigan is one of the public research universities in America that has a very high research activity. As part of robotics research they host facilities like the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PeRL)…

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  • U. of Pennsylvania

    The University of Pennsylvania is one of the top private Ivy League research universities in the United States of America. The General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception Laboratory (GRASP) is among the numerous robotics labs found inside the UPenn…

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  • A Roadmap for U.S. Robotics

    The Roadmap for U.S. Robotics, From Internet to Robotics, 2013 Edition describes the goals and intentions of the United States Robotics technology that has been a part of American manufacturing now for half a century

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  • Xianxingzhe

    Chinese National University of Defense Technology developed Xianxingzhe after getting inspired by the Japanese and the Americans. This bipedal humanoid robot can stand up and walk. Although criticized by many Japanese robot-makers, Xianxingzhe became…

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  • Robobusiness 2016

    RoboBusiness 2016 is the international gathering place for professionals who want to create business advantage with robotics and will be held september 28-29. RoboBusiness empowers thousands of end users, investors and solutions providers to understand…

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  • Zero Robotics Tournament 2014

    Finalists in Zero Robotics tournament will compete at the International Space Station using SPHERES robots to navigate the International Space Station and avoid obstacles, as well as complete a specific mission that changes every year. Zero Robotics Tournament…

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  • Biomimetic Robotics Lab.

    The Biomimetic Robotics Lab at Stanford University is working on developing a new breed of biologically-inspired robots that will have the latest technology. They have already made a series of robots called the Sprawl family, hand-sized hexapedal robots…

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  • Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems

    The CRMS’ mission is to provide leading manufacturing research, engineering services, and skilled graduates that will help businesses be successful and competitive. Each year they offer services to more than 350 companies, businessmen, and agencies every…

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  • CHUO U.

    Chou University in Japan is home to the Osumi Laboratory robotics lab, which develops advanced robot systems. Students learn how to exploit redundancy included in robotic systems and achieve cooperative handling based on position controllers. Their research…

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  • Cybernet Systems Corporation

    Cybernet Systems Corporation creates not only robotics technology solutions but also advancements in human-robot interaction. It invented the largest selling robotic consumer technology on the market; the force feedback technology which is now found…

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  • INHA U.

    Established in 1954, the Inha University is a private school in South Korea and has a mission to build students’ characters, search for the truth, as well as serve the nation in order to represent the university’s principles of diligence, creativity and…

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  • Karlsruhe Inst. of Tech.

    One of Germany’s largest and most prestigious research and education institutions, KIT is home to the Robotics Research Group. The group focuses on autonomous robots and industrial automation. They have developed several robots through the CoMiRo-Collective,…

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  • Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. (MIT)

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most notable research universities in the world. You can learn about robotics at the Field and Space Robotics Laboratory, the Personal Robots Group, and the Biomometic Robotics.

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  • Ohio U.

    Ohio University is the ninth oldest university in the US, and is the first university that was established in the state of Ohio and the entire Northwest Territory. The university aims at developing its students intellectually and personally.

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  • Pennsylvania U.

    UPenn’s Masters Program in Robotics is recognized as one of the top premier research centers in the country today. It provides students with an ideal foundation for artificial intelligence, computer vision, and the prototyping of robotic systems. Among…

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  • Pontifical Catholic U. of Peru

    Based in Lima, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru is Peru's first non-profit private institu-tion. Under its Faculty of Science and Engineering they have designed and created a robotic arm that has two degrees of freedom.

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  • RHINO-Project

    Rhino: Intelligent Autonomous Systems is in the computer science department at the University of Bonn. Here, the group studies the design of intelligent robotic and software agents, with the goal of improving the next generation of these agents. Among…

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  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines Lab.

    The Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab at UC Berkeley is a leading academic lab in the field of medical robotics. One of its biggest projects is Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). Lab researchers have created a way for an operation to be performed with…

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  • Sensor Based Planning Lab.

    CMU’s Sensor Based Planning Laboratory engages in research on robotics and sensor-based planning, among other fields. Researchers focus on equipping robots with probabilistic planner technology which, if successful, can extend current sensor capabilities.…

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  • Shanghai Jiao Tong U.

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China is not only one of the country's oldest universities, it ranks 37th in Engineering education worldwide. To help students be competitive in robotics, the school opened a robotics lab in 1979. Here, in the Robotics…

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  • Stanford U.

    Stanford University in California has evolved into one of the United States’ most prominent research universities in the field of computer science. One of the recipients of the original four ARPANET nodes, Stanford’s School of Engineering has developed…

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  • State Research Center of Russia

    The State Research Center of Russia is one of the largest research centers in the country. This unique test lab is quickly becoming one of the major development institutes in mobile robotic systems for special apps. It successfully managed to complete…

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  • Tsinghua U.

    Tsinghua University offers various research facilities which focus on robot technology. Among their projects is the walking robot, developed by the university’s Robot Walking Group, which is a contender of the prestigious RoboCup competition.

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  • U. of Massachusetts Amherst

    Founded in 1863, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with very high research activity. UMass offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study.

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  • Yonsei U.

    Yonsei University is the oldest private university in Korea. The medical college opened the Severance Robot and MIS Center in 2009. This center teachers surgeons the latest techniques in robotic surgery, and are introduced to new techniques that can improve…

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  • Ekso Bionics Delivers 80 Exoskeletons For Veterans

    SoldierSocks, an organization dedicated to assisting veterans, will purchase 80 Ekso GT model exoskeletons from Ekso Bionics in the next three years. The Ekso GT exoskeleton is a wearable bionic suit that can be used by individuals with a variety of lower…

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  • Mars Rovers Compete In Poland

    Two dozen international teams will meet in Poland for the first European Rover Challenge from September 5th till 7th. Organized by the Polish Mars Society it attracted a lot of international attention that resulted in a lot of international participants.

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  • RoboCup is going to Brazil

    A week after the FIFA World Cup has ended, RoboCup is taking place in João Pessoa, Brazil. The games will start on july 19th with 2 days of set up, followed by the actual competitions on the 21th till 24th and a Symposium on the 25th.

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  • Space Games: Zero Robotics Tournament

    If you like Space Games, get ready for the Annual Zero Robotics tournament. Finalists in this Zero Robotics tournament will compete at the International Space Station using Spheres robots to avoid obstacles, as well as complete a space mission.

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  • ACER

    The Armored Combat Engineer Robot (ACER) is a multifunctional wheeled robot developed to provide remote assistance in dangerous areas. It has steel armor plating and a 62 HP diesel engine. The state of Florida uses several ACERs in police and fire departments.

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  • Aerosonde

    The Aerosonde is a UAV capable of obtaining various weather data. NASA and NOAA commissioned this $50,000 robot to explore the dynamics of hurricanes and send back data. The developing company hopes to use the Aerosonde to find ways of predicting hurricane…

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  • Elmo live

    Sesame Street fans will love the Elmo Live robot. This adorable robot is based off the character of Elmo. It can tell jokes, sing and dance, and even sneeze. Its balance sensor makes it aware of when it falls, and it will ask for help to get back up.

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  • IHMC Biped

    Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, created the IHMC Biped robot, a lower body humanoid robot. It can recover from a slight push and can balance itself on one leg.

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  • MechRC

    Trossen Robotics developed a humanoid robot called MechRC which comes in a pre-assembled kit. It has pre-installed motions and sounds, and the audio system on its chest lets you listen to music.

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  • Robird

    Robirds are realistic robotic birds that will be an environmentally friendly solution for all bird-related problems. Designed as birds of prey using real flapping wings as a means of flying, the combination of silhouette and wing movement triggers the…

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  • Sand Flea

    Developed by Boston Robotics, the Sand Flea robot can drive in flat terrain just like an RC car. With a weight of around 11 pounds, Sand Flea has the ability to jump over compound walls, onto a roof, up a stair set or into a high window.

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  • Tbot 1.0

    Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed a dynamically stable robot called Tbot. It can change its configuration, climb stairs and survive a steep fall.

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