RoboKindMilo400x275The Gallup-McKinley County Schools in New Mexico, which recently deployed several autonomous cleaning robots to disinfect school buildings, has announced a partnership with RoboKind to deploy an assistive technology program to improve social-emotional outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


DiligentKendraScott400x275Fashion accessories designer Kendra Scott has announced a partnership with Diligent Robotics, developer of the Moxi hospital robot assistant, to deploy the robots with pediatric patients through its Kendra Cares program. The robot will help provide social, emotional, and cognitive development while caregivers connect via an app.


MOVIARoboticsTeam400x275MOVIA Robotics, which is developing systems and software to help children with autism and robots work together, has announced closing a $5 million seed funding round by ZFC Capital Partners II, L.P. 

QTrobot 400x275 childLuxAI has announced the launch of its QTrobot for Home, a social robot playmate that helps children with autism to learn and practice new social, emotional, and cognitive skills. After several years of offering QTrobot to schools and research institutes, LuxAI said it can support parents by offering the robot to families.


Joyce400x275Immervision has announced a new partner for JOYCE, a humanoid robot that aims to unite the computer vision community. Hanson Robotics, creator of the humanoid robot Sophia, will work with JOYCE to “further evolve machine perception to help deliver human-like vision and beyond,” the companies said.

iRobotRoombaS9400x275With more consumers staying at home due to COVID-19 related lockdowns in 2020, they looked to consumer robotics to help make life simpler, a new report suggests. Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research found that the consumer robotics market generated $10.4 billion in revenues in 2020, up $448 million, or 4.3%, on pre-pandemic expectations.


JamesChang TsingHuaRobot400x275An interdisciplinary research team from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has developed a robot that can imitate the meticulous movements of a human hand. With sharp senses of vision and touch, the robot’s hands are nimble enough to catch a ball and pull out a tissue. The goal of the robot is to apply these to nursing and rehabilitation applications, which require more agility than robots used in manufacturing.


RoboKindRobot400x275RoboKind, which develops robotic technologies and curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, has announced new software to help educators support students during remote and blended learning.

Haptx 400x275HaptX has announced the release of HaptX Gloves DX2, a major upgrade to its advanced haptic feedback gloves. The DK2 include true-contact haptics available for purchase, and are designed for professionals in training and simulation, industrial design, and robotics.

NUWA Kebbi Air 400x275NUWA Robotics Corp. this week showed off its latest AI robot aimed at STEM learning during the virtual CES event in Las Vegas. The Kebbi Air aims to provide a creative way to increase kids’ motivation to learn.

ADIBOT A classroom UBTECH400x275As part of its offerings at this week’s CES virtual conference, China-based UBTECH announced a new UV-C disinfection robot, known as ADIBOT. The company also announced a new modular approach to autonomous mobile robots, with its Intelligent Logistics Robotic System.