Electro sensors inspired by fish who navigate their way through murky waters, robots that dance with the honeybees, and artificial muscles and blood vessels making their way into modern medicine. These are just a few of the research topics that were Continue reading →
From canine companions to cleaning machines, robots are seeing all kinds of new applications
A robotic seeing eye dog has recently been developed by Japan’s manufacturing company NSK. A recent article makes the point that although this seeing eye dog won’t get distracted by squirrels or tasty treats, it looks like this robot needs a bit more work before it can keep up with its furry counterparts. Continue reading →
Are you curious about the growing application of robotics in Europe? There’s no need to to be a robotics expert to attend the events that are part of this year’s first ever eu Robotics Week. Events will include: exhibitions, lab tours, public talks, and competitions all organized locally in cities through out Europe.
FP7 is currently in place with a strong focus on information and communication technology research (ICT), which is vital to the competitiveness of European industry and to meeting the demands of its society and economy. A specific focus within FP7 is cognitive systems and robotics. With a solid base in industrial robotics, European robotics research also focuses on professional service, domestic service, security and space robotics. Extensive analysis of market developments and future opportunities are being continuously performed to help maintain and expand Europe’s leading position in this sector.
Where does European robotics stand globally?
The potential in the field of robotics in Europe is huge: there are strong robotics and automation suppliers supported by a well networked education and research community. European nations that are most involved in robotics are Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Finland, Belgium and Spain. The need for robotics in Europe is also great in terms of security, healthcare, industry and the monitoring of everyday environments. Continue reading →