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.
Octavia is a wheeled firefighting robot developed by MIT's Personal Robotics Group. The US Navy wanted a robot on board ship in order to help humans deal with fires and other emergencies. Octavia's operating system allows it to track complex objects and…
Personal Robot 2 (PR2) is a mobile manipulation platform that is developed by Willow Garage. PR2 is the size of a person and it is built to make it easy to develop as well as test robotic technologies and applications.
The 2nd International Workshop on Adaptive Robotic Ecologies (ARE’13) is scheduled December 3-5, 2013 in Dublin. Here organizers aim to discover solutions that would enable robotic ecologies to be self-learning, -configuring, and -adapting.
The VUB AI-Lab has worked with hundreds of researchers to study autonomous robots. It has a Robotics and Language Evolution Group that developed the core technologies FCG and Babel2. They are working on personalized products emerging from Tailored User…
Aisoy Robotics designs emotional personal robots to make people’s life fun and easy. The company aims at creating robots that can sense, perceive, evolve emotionally, and have human-like, natural communication with the users.
Founded in 2005, Aldebaran Robotics is a French company that aims at developing, designing and commercializing humanoid robots. The company’s vision is to develop robots that could be used as personal assistants.
The AMRL of the University of Maryland specializes in robots for entertainment, education, goal-based robotics and motion planning. Notable projects include the Vacuuming robot the Scratchy, and the homebuilt Smart-V robot, Spiro. The lab also created…
Established in 2003, the Center for Testing Development and Training, also known as CTDT, is a well known Test and Evaluation agency in the Mine Action field. CTDT conducts certification of demining machinery, mine detection dogs as well as metal detectors…
CSi is a Dutch company specializing in integrated handling systems, from advice to production and installation. It is known for its robotic palletizing systems and packaging systems.
Focal Meditech is a company that delivers custom-made robotic medical equipment. They develop medical equipment and provide personal care robots for people with disabilities.
Fudan University in China has a long, distinguished academic history and is one of China’s premiere universities. Their work in robotics is internationally known. Among their creations is a weather robot, service robots for home use and the FUWA robot,…
Located in Milan, Hospitale San Raffaele is an innovative clinical and diagnostic center that is involved in the ALIZ-E project, which aims at developing robots that can help people improve their communication skills.
Emerging from the fusion of various institutes, the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies is involved in the technological transfer, research training activities and enhancement in a number of scientific areas.
Established in 1992, the International Islamic University Chittagong is one of the top graded government approved private universities in Bangladesh. It offers various degrees, courses and hands-on experiences to not only the Islamic populace in the country…
Headquartered in Bedford, Mass, iRobot is a public corporation that aims at building and designing some of the most important robots in the world. The mission of the company is to change the world by delivering innovative robots that make a difference.
Kinova designs and produces personal robots. Its product, the Jaco robot, is a robotic arm mounted on electric wheelchair and is used for research and rehabilitation purposes.
National Instruments was founded in 1976. Operating world-wide, the first products released by company were interface cards that connected instruments to standard office computers.
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.
Founded by Tomotaka Takahashi, Robo Garage is a company that creates, invents and designs original and unique humanoid robots known for their fluid motions, smooth and sleek appearance.
The Laval University Robotics Laboratory pioneers research in the study of parallel mechanisms and articulated robotic hands. They have made numerous partnerships with other labs as well as government agencies, including the Canadian Space Agency. One…
The University of Groningen aims at providing high quality teaching and research in a wide variety of fields of study. Even though it is not a technical university, the University of Groningen invests in robotics and mechatronics.
Founded in 1993, Smart Homes is a Dutch company that aims to develop and provide accessible, smart and understandable technology solutions for the personal living environment.
The Robotics Institute Manipulation Lab at CMU is a prominent academic robotics research lab. Focusing on the autonomous robotic manipulation problem, the Lab works on everything from robotic hands to the dynamics of robotic legged movement. Among their…
With a history of over 130 years, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is one of Japan’s top national universities in the field of Science and Technology. The university is the major center for supercomputing technology and robotics.
The Technical University Eindhoven, or TUE is a research university that specializes in engineering science and technology. The TUE has a separate research institute for robotics which focuses on the cooperation between humans and robots.
Founded in 1989, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has three campuses spread across Madrid in Spain. It has a special Robotics Lab where students and researchers work together to research and develop robots, including popular robots like Asibot, UC3M Humanoid…
Formerly known as the Hatfield Technical College, the University of Hertfordshire is a British new university that is located in Hatfield. The university’s Adaptive Systems Research Group was instrumental in the creation and development of a unique robot…
Founded by Scott Hassan in the late 2006, Willow Garage is a technology incubator and robotics research lab dedicated to developing open source software and hardware for personal robotics applications.
Developed by TU Delft Robotics Institute, Eva is the Health Care Robot. It is a fetch and carry service robot that specializes in effective and interactive communication with humans. Moreover, the robot can perform diverse caring tasks.
Lea serves as a home service robot, which is not only effective but affordable as well. Lea is capable of performing a variety of tasks, combining high-tech speech recognition, person tracking, object recognition as well as autonomous navigation.
A group of various US institutes developed Myro which is a programming robot. It can hold a pen, and can navigate by avoiding obstacles in its path using its array of sensors.
Synpet developed an intelligent humanoid called Newton which can help people in schools, homes and offices. It can walk, talk, play games, handle calls, teach and play music.
MIT Media Lab of the MIT developed a mobile personal robot called NEXI. It moves on self-balancing wheels, has flexible hands, and can interact with humans and help them in homes.
University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon University developed the Pearl nurse robot. It is a personal and social robot which helps the elderly go about their daily routines.
A Facebook-integrated robotic desk pet, Pingo reads messages, news and weather forecasts; it also has a personality and responds to physical stimuli and electronic gifts.
KDDI and I Bee of Japan developed a bipedal humanoid called Pirkus-R. It has the ability to see objects and faces, verify the faces against its own database and recognize them.
PoCoBot adds eyes, arms, and feet to a typical personal computer. It's unclear what purpose this serves, but at least it's easy to program and the hardware is expandable.
SGI’s humanoid robot Posy does not have lots of special features. It was designed to make people happy through its personality. The child-like robot hands out flowers.
The QB robot can fill in for you as your avatar at social gatherings. This telepresence robot roams around and interacts with people. It runs for 6 hours and can charge itself when it senses the battery is low. Captured video is delivered to a Mac-based…
R.Bot is a humanoid telepresence robot created by R.Bot in 2009. R.Bot’s vision was to design a consumer robot that will serve as a home and office assistant. With its own home and office surveillance system, R.Bot 100 can become the user’s authorized…
Built by PAL Robotics, REEM-B is a humanoid service robot that is designed to help humans with daily tasks. REEM-B is capable of speech interaction, face recognition, biped walking and traversing stairs.
Robopec's Reeti is a fully customizable robot capable of many functions. It can connect to the Internet so you can access social media and email. This PC-bot can help teachers who need better ways to teach students. It has a user-friendly interface and…
RT Corporation's RIC robot is a customizable entertainment robot. This humanoid is ideal for product promotion or marketing gimmicks; it can be dressed up in different costumes and fit different personalities. It is bipedal and can talk and make gestures.
Designed and developed at the Delft BioRobotics Lab Robby is an affordable service robot. It is capable of performing a variety of tasks, combining high-tech speech recognition, person tracking, object recognition as well as autonomous navigation.
China’s Cantata International Ltd. developed a humanoid called Robone. It has two modes for easy and sophisticated operations. It contains grippers in its arms and can work very fast.
WowWee’s Robopanda is an interactive delight. This robot can tell jokes and stories, crawl and sit, and responds to touch and sound. It can even be taught new tricks.
Newgy Industries developed a table tennis playing robot called Robopong. Used by professionals and disabled people, it can shoot balls at different speed, power and frequency.
WowWee’s animated robot, Roboquad, has 72 pre-programmed moves and 3 speed modes. This highly customizable robot was a Gold Seal Awardee in the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.
WowWee’s Roborover is an interactive robot buddy children and collectors will love. It can explore with you day or night, and has more personality the more you play with it.
WowWee’s Robosapien V2 takes biomorphic robots to the next level. It has all the abilities of V1, and lots of new ones such as standing and verbal response capabilities.
National University of Singapore developed a soccer playing robot called RoPE I. This bipedal robot can detect a ball, approach it, dribble it, carry the ball and make a goal.
National University of Singapore developed a soccer playing robot called RoPE II. This autonomous bipedal humanoid can kick a ball and modify its motion depending on situations.
National University of Singapore developed a soccer playing robot called RoPE II. It has more advanced intelligence, a microcontroller, and can recognize, approach and kick a ball.
WowWee’s RS Tribot is a humanoid robot. It tells stories, makes faces, and has preprogrammed driving games. It has lighted eyes and poseable arms and keeps you entertained.
SORA is a robotic receptionist that debuted at IREX 2005. Its camera, microphone, and speakers make it possible to speak with a visitor before greeting him personally.
Designed by Jerry Pratt and developed by an ensemble cast at MIT, the Spring Flamingo resembles its avian namesake but has human-like movement due to bent-forward knees.
Wappy dog is an interactive toy robot by Sega. This canine pet can be played with both inside and outside a Nintendo DS console. In the console, the simulated version sings, does tricks and plays mini games. The physical version of Wappy Dog can be trained,…