Intuition Robotics Raises $6 Million

ElliQIntuition Robotics is a Jerusalem based company that make a robot called ElliQ and has just raised $6 million from iRobot and OurCrowd.

The robot is an assistant for elderly people that Intuition Robotics says is an  “autonomous active aging companion”.

The company now plans to open an office in San Fransisco and start testing ElliQ on senior citizens.

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Cassie, A Bipedal Robot

CassieCassie is a bipedal robot made by Agility Robotics in Oregon.

Unveiling Cassie on 2/8 at Oregon State, Agility Robotics demonstrated Cassie on stage.

Cassie weighs about 60 lbs and can be folded up and put in the back of your car.  No word on cost yet but Agility Robotics stated on Twitter:

Cassie is not just a demo. Q2 production run is sold out, available for your application early Q3. Made in Oregon, USA.

See the reveal below in a video from Oregon State’s Twitter feed.

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Bat Bot

Bat BotIn another case of biomimicry, scientists from Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a flying robot called Bat Bot.

Weighing only 93 grams, Bat Bot has a roughly one foot wingspan.

The key here for the scientists was to re create the complex wings of the bat.

See more in the video blow.

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Gita, Your Robotic Stuff Carrier

Gita

Photo from PFF

Gita is a robot designed for cities and as an everyday assistant. Made by Piaggio Fast Forward,  Gita moves at human speed, can carry up to 40 lbs and has a zero turning radius.

Gita could follow you to the grocery store or go to the library with you to carry books. Gita can also move autonomously between waypoints and uses SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) to navigate.

See the video from PFF below.

 

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Kuri, Your Home Robot

KuriMayfield Robotics, the makers of Kuri, are an offshoot of Bosch. They have just announced Kuri is now available for pre order for $699 and should ship by the end of the year.

Kuri learns the layout of your home as it follows you around.  Kuri can recognize you, play music, tell stories and take photos and video.

Kuri comes with a docking station and recharges itself as needed.

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