Briggo, Can I get a Coffee Please?

Briggo, the Baristas robot, is here to serve you any type of coffee you want. All you have to do is order the coffee from an iphone app or from their website – Briggo.

A consistent coffee every time! I love it!

Briggo :: Transforming Your Coffee Experience from Briggo Robot on Vimeo.

Source –Robot Business Trend

Hugvie – Hug your robot

Osaka University’s Professor Ishiguro is famed for creating life like robots. His latest creation is the Hugvie, a simplified version of the Telenoid. It’s an interesting that robotics applications can improve telecommunication through haptic interaction. The Hugvie is now selling at Vstone for US$60.

Source – Diginfo

Heartland Robotics – Human Collaborating with Robots

Heartland Robotics focuses on human-robot interaction in industry. Many believe that total autonomy is not going to be practical today or a few years down. We will need to work total with robots in a flexible way, in close proximity to use them effectively.

 

Here’s a quote from their website.

Robots will change the way we work.

They will have intelligence and awareness. They will be teachable, safe and affordable. They will make us productive in ways we never imagined.

Robots will reinvigorate industry and inject new life into the economy. Making businesses more competitive. Keeping jobs from moving overseas. Demonstrating the power of American ingenuity.

Robots will change how we think about manufacturing. And Heartland will change how we think about robots.

RedWood Robotics

Meka Robotics, Willow Garage and SRI announced a new startup — Redwood Robotics.

Meka has developed very sophisticated force controlled arms but it’s expensive and only affordable to researcher. With Redwood Robotics, Meka will be codeveloping a new generation of robot arms that are simple to program, inexpensive, and safe to operate alongside people.

Those three partners bring a lot of robotic talent to the table and a formidable competitor for Heartland.

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