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.
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.
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.
Kickstarter campaign RoboCORE features a robot building system for anyone to create their own personal robot
Developed by RoboDynamics, Luna is a fully programmable personal robot. It operates on open source platform that allows developers to create software for additional robot capabilities. This robot operates with batteries that can fuel it for up to eight…
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.
TurtleBot is an affordable, personal robot kit that allows users to build robots that can see in 3D, bring food, take panoramas, drive around their house and have sufficient horsepower to produce exciting applications.
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 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.
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 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…
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.
Bobbie Robotics, inspired by recent Dutch Robotics developments, is working to set up a Dutch industry with the ability to develop care assistance robots. Rising health care costs and a shortage of skilled care could be offset with the design a robot…
AUDI and MIT have teamed up to create the perfect intelligent driving agent, Robot AIDA. He can respond to a driver's words and mood and make facial expressions. This robot can suggest the quickest routes with the least traffic for safer, faster travel.…
ANTOR is a humanoid companion robot standing 35 cm tall and weighing just 2 kg. Its flexible design and simultaneously operating motors allow it to walk and dance.
Toshiba developed the ApriAlpha ver. 2 having improved voice detection features. It can respond to voice commands and control home appliances with centralized control.
ApriPetit is a tiny companion robot designed to assist elderly users. Capable of speech and facial recognition, it can follow instructions and communicate about health.
Intel’s HERB is a butler robot designed to help around the home. It has voice recognition and object manipulation capabilities. HERB can even be controlled with an iPhone.
HERMES is an experimental robot that is part of technology studies. It can interact with humans and speak in English, French, and German. The robot also performs some tasks.
Japanese robot Hina is a humanoid servant robot. Only 36 centimeters tall, it can still prepare and pour a cup of coffee. It does this by picking up remote control signals.
Philips Electronics has created a research platform robot called iCat. The research focuses on social robotics, joint collaboration, gaming, joint attention and ambient intelligence.
JIBO is a humanized, highly interactive robot that, will have a range of capabilities making it the perfect helper and companion around the house. It is being developed by a team led by Cynthia Breazeal, an MIT professor and pioneer in the field of social…
Nippon Engineering College of Japan created KARFE, a humanoid robot which has interactive capabilities that enable it to function as a guard and even take care of children.
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.
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal's team at MIT created Leonardo, a non-humanoid robot. It has complex facial mapping techniques, can mimick a human and can respond to a task given to it.
MeBot is a telepresence robot developed by the MIT Personal Robotics Groups. Designed to improve video and phone conferencing, this robot displays the operator's face on the screen located in its head. This semi-autonomous robotic avatar has two small…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.