Kinova Robotics launches beta version of Movo mobile robot

  Kinova Robotics is set to offer consumers a new product line with the beta launch of Movo, a mobile manipulation platform designed to aid in the research and experimentation of mobile robotics. Movo has been fully designed and developed using the Robot Operating System, along with MoveIt! and Gazebo, and offers an application programming … Continue reading Kinova Robotics launches beta version of Movo mobile robot

Kinova Robotics raises $25 million for expansion plans

  Kinova Robotics, a designer and manufacturer of robotic solutions, has raised additional funds of $25 million for further expansion. The money came from four major contributors, including lead investor Fonds Manufacturier Québécois; co-investors KTB Network, and Foxconn; and BDC Capital, the investment arm of BDC. Kinova says 90 per cent of its business is … Continue reading Kinova Robotics raises $25 million for expansion plans

Kinova Robotics explains role of automation in health care to Senate committee

Charles Deguire, president and co-founder of Kinova Robotics, explained the benefits of robotics in the health sector before the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The Committee invited Deguire to testify as senators study the role of automation in the health care system, particularly robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, in direct … Continue reading Kinova Robotics explains role of automation in health care to Senate committee

30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety.  With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever. Oversupply may … Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

HIT Robot Group to showcase products at Automate 2017 for the first time

HIT Robot Group, which claims to be China’s leading robotics manufacturer, will make its debut appearance at Automate 2017, the largest show of robots and automation technology in North America. The company will bring its latest smart factory model of robot and hopes Automate will provide a platform for seeking global partners. Hosted by the … Continue reading HIT Robot Group to showcase products at Automate 2017 for the first time

Clever idea to place eyes on robot hand helps machine to map surroundings and location

Before a robot arm can reach into a tight space or pick up a delicate object, the robot needs to know precisely where its hand is. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have shown that a camera attached to the robot’s hand can rapidly create a 3-D model of its environment and also locate … Continue reading Clever idea to place eyes on robot hand helps machine to map surroundings and location