Category Archives: Europe

Robots Hit Healthcare in New Ways

Robots are out of the operating room and at patients’ bedsides! Robots that perform surgery have been around for a while. The da Vinci system, which has been in use since the 90s, electronically translates a surgeon’s hand movement into … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Message from Neelie Kroes

Europe’s Vice President of the Digital Agenda shares some thoughts on 2011 and the promising future of ICT in Europe

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Pals in Pediatrics

The ALIZ-E project investigates the use of social robots with children in hospitals The European project ALIZ-E began in the spring of 2010 and is scheduled to run for another 3 years with 8.29M€ in funding. The goal of the … Continue reading

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Europe’s Integrative Technology

Robots for stroke patients and more… The video above features the LOPES  (Lower Extremity-Powered ExoSkeleton) developed by Dr. ir Herman van der Kooij  and his team at the University of Twente, Netherlands to assist stroke patients who are learning how … Continue reading

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Meet the Mask-bot

it’s more than just a pretty face… At first glance it’s a generic plastic mask fixed in front of a projector. Switch it on and you’re looking at the most realistic ¨talking head¨ yet. Researchers from the Institute of Cognitive … Continue reading

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Robot Companions for Citizens

An introduction to one of the FET Flagships The video above was presented by the Robot Companion for Citizens Flagship Initiative at a conference in Warsaw at the end of November. Robot Companions for Citizens is currently one of 6 … Continue reading

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Safer, Quicker Brain Surgery

Europe develops robots to assist neurosurgeons The ACTIVE project (Active Constraints Technologies for III-defined or Volatile Environments) is a 4 year European project which started in April of 2011. The ACTIVE project stemmed from a previous European project called ROBOCAST … Continue reading

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EU Robotics Week is On!

Check out the calendar to find an event near you! if you’re in London December 1st-4th drop by the London Science museum’s Robotville festival to explore the cultural significance of robots and meet 20 of the most fascinating robots in … Continue reading

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Robots and Royalty

icub meets Spain’s Prince and Princess of Asturias, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia at the Campus Party Milenio, Granada The event is being celebrated from the 12th -26th of October to mark the  the millennium of the Kingdom of Granada. … Continue reading

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Wiggling to the Rescue

Check out the worm-bot This robot is modeled after the Caenorhabditis elegans,  a tiny roundworm whose very simple nervous system allows it to carry out complex body movements. Its designer Dr. Jordan Boyle, from the schools of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, … Continue reading

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