Sales in service robots for professional use will increase 12 percent by the end of 2017 to a new record of 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. And the long-term forecast is positive too, with an expected average growth rate of 20 to 25 percent in the period 2018 – 2020. That is the latest projection from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
A startup from Limoges called Cybedroïd has recently announced a 600,000€ fund raising to sell Leenby, a humanoid robot helping everyday life.
Next-generation medical electronics specialist Visiomed Group announces a partnership with Robotopi at CES Las Vegas, with the aim of equipping SoftBank Robotics’ life assistant Pepper with BewellConnect® medical devices and health services.
For RoboCARE Lab, 2016 was about raising funds through the first French co-funding platform Hoolders, specialized in silver economy, healthcare and robotics. Those 110.000 euros will allow us, as a young startup, to anticipate this new 2017 year and to keep developing qualitative partnerships with the main actors of the silver economy market.
Imagine strolling through a shopping mall looking for a specific store and instead of wandering aimlessly or accessing a directory, you encounter a robot, eager and willing to provide information. Perhaps you find yourself in a hotel lobby in need of restaurant reservations, or in the middle of a busy airport seeking flight departures ; and a robot wheels around the corner to answer your questions : Hease.