Qué hace falta para que la ciudadanía acepte los robots en la vida diaria


En TECNALIA estudiamos los aspectos no técnicos relacionados con los robots interactivos

Los robots interactivos, investigados en la iniciativa INBOTS, son aquellos que se relacionan de forma cercana con las personas, pero fuera del entorno de trabajo; robots de compañía, de cuidados médicos, de ocio, de rehabilitación, etc.

Los robots, como cualquier tecnología, aplicados en un contexto social deben usarse con un cierto sentido de “utilidad”. Se les debe exigir más que a los robots utilizados en un entorno laboral. Por lo tanto, la comunidad científica y las empresas fabricantes de robots deben hacer frente a los problemas que surgen cuando desean integrar un robot en un entorno familiar como es el doméstico, hospitalario, residencial, etc. Continuar leyendo

Medical device robotics

Mom! I want to play in the Medical Device sector


Who thought life could get more fun after launching your robotics startups! If you still haven’t read it, this article will provide some food for thought to succeed with your robotics startup.

Hey, you always drawing the short straw! I have been there, I pity you. We both read how the global medical device market is expected to reach an estimated $409.5 billion by 2023, and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2018 to 2023. We even felt gracious working in a field that supports enhanced quality of life for elderly, care extended by technology, reduction of physical and mental burden for caregivers at the end of the day health benefits for all. Continuar leyendo

Eurobench robots

By standardizing the robot benchmarking process: preparing them for the real world


Any scientific activity generating new knowledge needs to go through an experimentation stage in which the method proposed is executed and monitored using appropriate performance indicators.

If the scientific thoroughness of the method proposed is per se a relevant aspect, the experimentation and analysis of experimentation outcomes is a necessary step for validating the proposed model or approach. In particular, the comparison with state of the art solutions is a mandatory step for contrasting the outcomes of the proposed work and confirm the added value of the solution. A research can be theoretically very strong and appealing, but it has also to provide clear benefit with respect to the state of the art. This is where the benchmark concept enters. Continuar leyendo

Robot revolution

Robot revolution is taking place!

30 mayo, 2017 Jan Veneman


Robotic guides that show tourists the way in an unknown city. Robots that operate patients, performing a surgery on their own, only supervised by a surgeon. One could say we are living in the times of robotification.

Many types of machines are becoming more “autonomous” where before a human operator was always in control, different machines now start to control themselves. And where before robots were only found as manipulators for efficient mass production to be found in factories. Nowadays robots are entering the “human environment” and are moving among us and are even interacting with us: a true robot revolution is taking place! Continuar leyendo


Humans and robots working together toward a common goal

28 febrero, 2017 Joseph McIntyre


In recent decades the study of human physiology and robotics have become intrinsically intertwined, particularly when in comes to the study of motor behavior, i.e. the ability to move about and manipulate objects within our environment.

Whereas early studies of how humans move concentrated on the physiology of muscle and nerves, it quickly became apparent that a mastery of control principles, information theory and basic Newtonian physics, in addition to biochemistry molecular biology, is crucial to understanding why muscles, sensory organs and neural circuits evolved the way they did. Continuar leyendo