The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries (2015: 66 units). By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 units, in the Americas 84 and in Asia 63 units.
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.
Can technology enable seniors to break free from isolation? An important question at a time when Silver economy players think up ever more efficient communications technologies. Faissal Houhou expresses his views on the matter on Silvereco.eu. [Read more…] about Breaking the isolation of seniors: can telepresence bring generations closer?
The China International Robot Show (CIROS) took place this July in Shanghai, giving China the opportunity to showcase its massive investments in robotics, which could prove instrumental in catering to the needs of China’s growing senior population. [Read more…] about Is China taking the lead in robotics?
The summit on global robotics unveiled a new organization, setting out on a tour of Europe in order to get even closer to key players in the sector. First stop: The Docks de Paris, where the upcoming edition of Innorobo will take place on 24, 25 and 26 May 2016 in the French capital.
Silver Economy impacts all sectors, including the Food industry and farming. Indeed, the world is ageing as two billion people will be over 60 years old by 2050.
Many of them are living in rural areas, and generally they are older women who survive predominantly by farming. As the younger generations are no longer interested by the farming traditions, Japan is willing to implement a strategy to meet the food demand: robots.
According to the latest statistics revealed by national authorities, life expectancy in Singapore has risen by 10 years over the last 3 decades, from 72 years in 1980 to 82 years in 2010. The number of the elderly will triple up to 900,000 by 2030, and the working age population will shrink.
Facing this demographic challenge, national Government rely on robotics and on a “right system of the healthcare”. [Read more…] about Singapore’s ageing population
On July 21st, 2015, President Barack Obama welcomed a telepresence robot into the White House for the first time. Robotics tend to become an integral part of our daily life. In the near future, several applications will be developed for our comfort, especially on the Silver Economy area.
The Taiwanese company recently announced the launch of an intelligent robot which will serve both the elderly and the children. [Read more…] about ASUS: a robot for the elderly
GiraffPlus is a European project that combines robotics and home automation to take care of the elderly. Giraff is an assistant robot for seniors and the project allows them to get home automation equipments.
The aim is to allow the elderly living at home to be able to communicate with family, friends or with health professionals. The device might be marketed at the end of 2015.
[Read more…] about European Union: GiraffPlus project combines robotics and home automation to take care of the elderly