About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen
  • Akira

    The Akira robot was created by JSK Laboratories of the University of Tokyo in 1996. Akira made headlines for being able to learn movement by using a puppet. This humanoid robot has a remote brain and can even approach and kick a ball.

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  • Pirate

    The PIRATE project is a Dutch robotics project designed to make it easier to inspect Dutch gas network pipelines. Tiny autonomous robots will be able to measure deformations of the tubing, as well as detect leaks. These battery-powered robots will make…

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  • Tiramisu

    TIRAMISU is an important robotics project with the goal of developing tools that can help establish peace, ensure national along with regional security, prevent conflict, and promote social and economic rehabilitation.

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  • RTEX 2014

    Robotics Technology Exhibition (RTEX) 2014 is the exhibition platform from the United Arab Emirates for companies to show their robotics products and introduce their latest advancements in Robot Technology. It will be held in The Meydan, Dubai, September…

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  • Cogas

    Cogas is involved in the development of multiple products and services related to the energy industry. They construct and maintain the gas and electricity networks in the Netherlands, and are involved in the Pirate project.

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  • Enexis

    Enexis is a Dutch electricity and gas provider. With other companies and institutions, it is involved in the project Pirate to develop small autonomous robots to fix leaks in pipelines.

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  • MIRA

    Based in the Netherlands, MIRA is the research centre for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine of the University of Twente. It aims at introducing new treatments to the healthcare sector. By working closely with government organizations, hospitals…

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  • AI Robot

    The AI Robot is a customizable entertainment robot designed to dance. It has artificial intelligence and flexible body mechanisms that allow it to groove to all different types of music. The AI Robot has been in several videos that went viral and is a…

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  • Brazilian Robotics Competition

    The Brazilian Robotics Competition is Brazil’s major national science competition in the field of autonomous robotics. It is held from October 16-20, 2013 at the Universidade de Fortaleza and is organized by the IEEE Brazilian Robot Competition and the…

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  • RoboBusiness Europe 2015

    RoboBusiness Europe is a unique and most important event specifically directed at the EU robotics marketplace covering all the most vibrant sectors of the robotics industry.

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  • AASS Mobile Robotics Lab.

    Formerly known as the AASS Mobile Robotics Lab, Orebro University's mobile robotics lab is now named the Cognitive Robotic Systems Laboratory (CRSL) at AASS. Its mission is to perform basic and applied research of cognitive robotic systems and to address…

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  • Alliander

    Alliander is a network formed by Liander, Endinet and Liandon. Together with other Dutch energy companies and universities, it invested in robots to detect leaks in pipelines.

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  • Center for Machine Perception (CMP)

    CMP or the Center for Machine Perception serves as a major research center at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Associated with the Department of Cybernetics, CMP aims at conducting fundamental and applied research programs in computer vision,…

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  • Chulalongkorn U.

    Founded in 1917, the Chulalongkorn University is considered as the oldest university in Thailand. It has experienced significant development in the field of technology and robotics. The Control Automation and Robotics Lab of the university is engaged…

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  • Delft Biorobotics Lab.

    Delft Biorobotics Laboratory aims at developing safe, efficient and novel robotic systems with biology related applications and/or biologically inspired designs, such as robotic arms that can be used for rehabilitation and bipedal walking machines.

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  • Endinet

    Endinet is part of the Alliander business group. The company constructs and maintains a reliable infrastructure for energy.

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  • European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen)

    Based in in Torrejón de Ardoz, the European Union Satellite Centre serves as one of the most important institutions for the Security and Defence policy of the European Union. It aims at helping the European Union make important decisions by offering detailed…

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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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  • Humboldt U.

    HSU may be one of California's smallest universities, but it has a long and respected academic history. The school's Computer Science department has an Internet Teaching Laboratory, the ITL, where students learn about computer and network security as…

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  • Inst. of Mathematical Machines (IMM)

    Working in the field of computer science since 1957, the Institute of Mathematical Machines (IMM) is a research and development institution that aims at developing, applying, as well as disseminating innovative ICT technologies.

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  • Inst. of Systems and Robotics

    Founded in 1992, ISR aims at setting up a world-class multidisciplinary research team that can perform innovative research in several areas of technology and science, with its particular focus on automation and robotics.

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  • Japan Robot Association

    The Japan Robot Association (JARA) is a trade association, consisting of Japanese companies that manufacture and develop robot technology. It strives to promote the use of robotics in society and industry and participates in various promotional activities…

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  • Kiwa

    Kiwa Technology provides support and services in the energy and water sector. It is the top technological company in the gas sector concerning measurement, distribution and safety.

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  • Military Institute of Engineer Technology

    The Military Institute of Engineer Technology, also known as WITI, specializes in the research field as well as development projects. The institute also has core competencies in implementation works for the military industry as well as state defense.

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  • Organic Semiconductor Centre

    The University of St Andrews has an interdisciplinary research centre (OSC) that aims at advancing semiconductor devices and materials towards applications in the electronics, semi-conductor and optoelectronics industries.

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  • RTEX

    The Robotics Technology Exhibition event aims at adding more value to Dubai’s economy by involving various business sectors, creating employment opportunities, attracting international investors, and catapulting the city to a tech hub.

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  • Semnan U.

    Semnan University is an Iranian university that provides students hands-on experience and advanced learning facilities. It has continually researched on ways and means to improve not only its facilities and physical structures but also its teaching capabilities,…

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  • Snail Aid

    Snail-Aid is a non-profit enterprise that works for social problems. It directs individual creativity and local resources toward new technologies. By improving and formalizing technical knowledge and training, Snail-Aid aims at fostering innovation for…

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  • Tohoku U.

    Located in Sendai, Tohoku University is one of the major and well-known Japanese national universities. Being the third oldest Imperial University in the country, the university conducts several research activities to solve major societal problems. Tohoku…

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  • U. of Catania

    The University of Catania is an Italian university that has a long-term involvement in a number of research programs, both as a partner and/or a coordinator, promoting research activities performed in all departments.

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  • U. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish public university in the capital city of the Canary Island, Gran Canaria. It offers basic and applied research combined with fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience to students interested…

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  • U. of Manitoba

    The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university and the largest university in the province. Its Autonomous Agents Laboratory inside the Department of Computer Science has developed several robots, which have competed not only in Canada…

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  • U. of Tehran

    The University of Tehran is a public Iranian university that is considered to be the oldest modern university based on its socio-cultural and political history. Its Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory aims at supporting graduate students in…

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  • ULB IGEAT

    IGEAT is a department of the Faculty of Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The institute aims at conducting interdisciplinary research in various fields, including regional development, environment, and tourism.

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  • Z_GIS Department of Geoinformatics

    The university’s Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) is an interdisciplinary department that is committed to applied and fundamental research, outreach activities, networking, integrated spatial analysis, professional education and training.

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  • Ask NAO

    Created by Aldebaran Robotics, Project ASK NAO or Autism Solution for Kids aims at customizing the humanoid robot, NAO, for helping teachers and instructors with in-class tasks while supporting autistic children. ASK NAO revolutionized the way people…

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  • Aegis

    Dodaam Systems created Aegis; a robot capable of detecting and tracking enemies. It can remotely fire its machine gun and has a targeting manual. Aegis was deployed to Iraq as support. Dodaam systems hopes the robot will ultimately provide fire power…

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  • Arturito

    Arturito is a robot shrouded in mystery because of his secretive creator. However, it has made a name for itself by locating deeply-buried objects such as gold ingots.

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  • BaR2D2

    BaR2D2 is a wheeled bar robot developed by Jamie Price. It roams around a party to serve liquor to guests, and has a motorized beer elevator and motorized ice/mixer drawer.

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  • Dara

    Dara's primary function is to simulate human behavior with the idea of it being able to perform human tasks in the future. It has voice recognition and follows voice commands.

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  • ETRO

    ETRO is a story-reading robot that operates on Linux operating system. It has face, letter and object recognition. ETRO can also retrieve information about traffic and other data it may find over the Internet. Any books or text pasted in front of it…

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  • FastRunner

    The FastRunner robot was developed by IHMC and patterned after an ostrich. It is capable of moving 27 MPH and has self-stabilizing legs equipped with single motors. IHMC hopes to use the FastRunner robot in fire rescues and natural calamities.

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  • HanSaRam

    KAIST developed the first robot in the HanSaRam series called HanSaRam I. This bipedal robot was created to test the walking algorithm and control method of lightweight robots.

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  • HanSaRam

    KAIST developed the fifth robot in the HanSaRam series called HanSaRam V. With independent locomotion, sensing and processing, it can walk in patterns avoiding obstacles.

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  • Huggable

    Huggable is an MIT prototype based on a Gund teddy bear and designed to replace real animals for human therapeutic use. It has soft silicone skin and a fur fabric covering.

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  • James

    LIRA Laboratory at the University of Genoa created James. It is a flexible humanoid which uses physical models of neural control and cognitive structures to study human brain function.

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  • Keepon

    Dr. Hideki Kozima from Japan developed this robot which can interact with kids with autism. It is touch sensitive, reacts to emotions using sound and dances upon hearing music.

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  • Kiyomori

    The Kiyomori is an excellent representation of the advancement of robotics. The robot was created in 2005 by tmsuk as an exhibition at the Niigata Hall of Natural Sciences. It has 39 joints that allow it to walk like a human. This bipedal robot has a…

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  • MechaRobo

    MyTech created MechaRobo after getting inspired by Japanese Karakuri Dolls. The robot is very flexible, can change its appearance, and is an effective entertainer and a great communicator.

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  • Murphy

    UPPSALA University created a humanoid robot which has large shoulders and can pull 600Kg. It contains many sensors and later will be equipped with a fuel cell to make it self-powered.

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  • RYOMA

    RYOMA is an adorable humanoid robot created by Vstone. It was designed to entertain humans. RYOMA has a large head similar to Japanese anime characters and LED eyes.

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  • Samba

    Unitune Concept Limited of China developed a wheeled cleaning robot called Samba. It has a cleaning menu, different cleaning speeds, and can clean a wide variety of surfaces.

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  • Silf

    Katsuhisa Ito created a humanoid called Silf H1 out of passion for robotics. It did not have arms due to low funding but was the main attraction and won the Robotics Society Award.

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  • Surena

    University of Tehran developed a humanoid called Surena. It can walk on two legs using feedback control system, can stand on one leg, speak, and has tracking capability.

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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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  • TITRUS III

    TITECH developed a dinosaur robot called TITRUS-III. It uses its tail as a third leg for stability and its head as manipulator, and sways its long neck and tail to maintain balance. Although it was never developed full scale, it inspired the development…

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  • WT

    Waseda University's WT-1R is the second version of the WT-1. They have made many improvements to the robot, including its ability to speak consonant sounds. The vocal organs have 15 DOF and produce a more natural speech mechanism than the original had.

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