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Make UV Disinfection Safe Using Omnidirectional 3D Vision – RoboBusiness Direct Session

In this RoboBusiness Direct session, Mark Davidson, CRO of DreamVu discuss the development of UV disinfection robotics systems that use 3D visioning systems to recognize objects and autonomously navigate. By RBR Staff | January 8, 2021 There is no charge to watch RoboBusiness Direct sessions. Ultra-violet disinfection keeps people healthy and it’s an exciting application for robotics, but the process could cause a health risk as UV light is dangerous to humans. In this talk, a DreamVu technical expert Mark Davidson will explain how omnidirectional 3D vision systems can be used to not only identify the presence of people, but to also identify how far away people are from the light based on accurate depth information. Added functions will also be explored such as how long UV light hits certa...

Surgical Robotics Requirements and Engineering Solutions – 2 RoboBusiness Direct Sessions Dec. 17, 2020

In this RoboBusiness Direct session, Maria Shepherd, President of Medi-Vantage discuss what the next generation of surgical robotics systems could and should provide. In a follow-on session, maxon’s Carsten Horn reviews solutions that enable robotic surgery. By RBR Staff | December 15, 2020 Robotics as a Surgical Tool Maria Shepherd, President, Medi-Vantage Breakout Session: 3PM EDT There is no charge to attend RoboBusiness Direct sessions. Surgical robotics is the ‘sexiest’ medical device technology of the past decade, with a scope and breadth that continues to penetrate almost all medical specialties. Ongoing research, technological advances and wider adoption will continue to propel the surgical robotics sector forward, which is forecasted to reach $13.7 billion by 2026 at a very health...

Soft Wearable Robots Are Leaving the Lab – RoboBusiness Direct Session October 29th

In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session, Conor Walsh, founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab and faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, will describe the current state of soft robotics research, the many ways soft wearable robots are actively being deployed now, as well as emerging opportunities for the technology. By RBR Editor | October 23, 2020 There is no charge to attend RoboBusiness Direct sessions. After almost a decade of effort from a multidisciplinary team of researchers and collaborators with backgrounds in robotics, functional apparel design and movement science, soft wearable robots have now left the lab and being deployed across a range of exciting application areas. This talk will give an overview of how this technology has matured ...

MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs

As a teenager, Dr. Hugh Herr was a highly competitive mountain climber, until at the age of 17 he had to have both legs amputated below the knees after suffering severe frostbite during a 1982 mountain expedition. As a result of this experience, he directed his efforts and talent to try to improve the mobility of people with disabilities. Considered one of the top biomechatronics researchers in the world, Herr heads the Biomechatronics Research Group and Center for Extreme Bionics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research programs seek to advance technologies that promise to accelerate the merging of body and machine, including device architectures that resemble the body’s musculoskeletal design, actuator technologies that behave like muscle, and control methodologies th...

RoboBusiness Direct Fall 2020 Series Launches With Expanded Program

New Program, Ongoing GoalRoboBusiness Direct is designed to foster robotics innovation, expand robotics business opportunities, and build a community of like-minded problem solvers with the goal of driving the growth of robotics businesses, as well as the global robotics sector. Brightest Minds, Leading CompaniesMore than a webinar or virtual event, RoboBusiness Direct is an ongoing, integrated series of presentations and media coverage delivered by brightest minds from the leading robotics and automation companies from around the world. The program runs weekly from August 27, 2020 until December. More information about the RoboBusiness Direct speakers, sessions schedule can be found HERE. Registration for RoboBusiness Direct is now open. There is no charge to register for RoboBusiness Dir...

Digital Event – Developing Robots That Can Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Children

In this presentation, Paolo Pirjanian, CEO at Embodied, will discuss how the relationship between humans and machines is evolving, including how robots and robotic technology can be applied for social good. By RBR Editor | August 16, 2020 RoboBusiness Direct is not a webinar, or virtual event, but instead it is an ongoing, integrated series of digital events delivered by brightest minds from the leading robotics and automation companies from around the world, augmented by including continuing coverage and analysis in Robotics Business Review. RoboBusiness Direct is designed to impart to business and engineering professionals the information they need to identify market opportunities, successfully develop and deploy the next generation of commercial robotics systems, and accelerate their bu...