Take the Next Step with a Robotic Exoskeleton

Each year, as many as 500,000 individuals experience a spinal cord injury, and 15 million people suffer a stroke. Many people are now getting the chance to take their next steps forward with the help of EksoGT. EksoGT is the first robotic exoskeleton to be granted clearance for rehabilitation purposes for use with stroke patients […]

Robot Revolution

“When it comes to robots, we’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities!” I entered the Museum of Science and Industry this morning with wide eyes and a childlike curiosity.  As soon as we pulled up outside, we were greeted by a large banner of a robot.  I exclaimed, “Okay, I don’t care how much […]

BUDDY: Companion Robot

So many robots have been developed since my post on Big Hero 6 and Robots in Real Life.  More recently, I’ve written about LEKA, a robotic toy developed for children with special needs.  In today’s post, I’m going to discuss yet another robotic companion called BUDDY. BUDDY was recently funded on Indiegogo and is noted to be […]

Step into the future with REX Bionics

Though there are no cures for individuals with spinal cord injuries or other mobility impairments, technology such as REX Bionics, is helping these individuals regain freedom.  According to its website, REX is the “world’s first hands-free, self-supporting, independently-controlled robotic walking device.” REX Bionics currently offers two separate products: 1. REX P The REX P is a robotic mobility […]

Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Robots in Real Life

I have been told I have the heart and temperament of a child, and if you’ve been around me when I see a sweet-faced puppy (or really any animal), you know exactly why.  Every single time, without fail, my eyes light up with genuine excitement and I tend to squeak and say silly things without thought.  My reaction is pretty similar […]

Robots4Autism: Teaching Social Skills for Life

Upon hearing the term “robot” and pondering its history, it may be assumed that many would deem it more of a modern concept.  However, artificial humans and autonomous artificial servants have a long history in human culture since being discussed as far back as 3500 BC by Homer in his epic poem The Iliad. The term robot was […]