Tech company announces rollout of new elder-care assistant robots

Tech company Labrador Systems announced on Wednesday it was beginning the rollout of its new assistive robots that will help senior citizens and others who need assistance in their daily life, a technology that could be transformative for elder care. The Labrador Retriever personal robot resembles a moving cart with top and bottom trays. The […]

Labrador Featured at Phoenix Abilities Expo

At the recent Phoenix Abilities Expo, Labrador Systems CEO Mike Dooly introduced the Labrador Retriever, a new generation of assistive robots to function as an extra pair of hands around the house.

Labrador Retriever Robot Helps People Live More Independently

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When my mother started using a cane and a walker to move around the house, it dawned on me after hearing her drop the dishes a few times that she was using her arms as an extra pair of legs. That made everyday activities at home significantly more complicated, from setting the table and putting […]

Engelberger Foundation Awards Labrador Systems Grant for Advances in Assistive Robotics

Labrador Systems, an early-stage robotics company, today announced it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Engelberger Foundation for its pioneering work on a new generation of assistive robots. The grant was created to recognize companies who have made significant progress in the development of service robots. Labrador is the first-ever recipient of the […]

Nationwide teams up in testing home-assistance robots

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Nationwide wants to know if  a new generation of personal robots can help people stay at home as they age or face health issues. The Columbus insurance and financial services company has struck a partnership with robotics company Labrador Systems, which is developing robots designed to assist people moving items around their home. Nationwide sees the robots as a way to […]

Nationwide, Labrador Systems partner to pilot new generation of assistive robots

One of the nation’s largest insurance and financial protection companies is partnering with an early-stage robotics company with a shared vision of helping people remain independent at home as they age or face short term and long-term health issues. Columbus-based Nationwide and Southern California-based Labrador Systems announced today a multi-state pilot program that will explore […]

Labrador Addresses Critical Need With Deceptively Simple Home Robot

It’s not often that we see a home robot that manages to be both relatively affordable and realistically technologically achievable while also solving a clear and widespread need. The iRobot Roomba was arguably the first good example of such a robot, but I’m hard pressed to think of what the second good example would be, […]

The smart home gadgets of CES 2022: Doorbells, light bulbs, and robots

Every facet of every thing that you do is getting “smarter.” Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show is full of smart home gadgets designed to make the basics tenets of everyday life at home a little more convenient through technology. Some of these concepts are well-known, like smart light bulbs and doorbells. Others, like “robot […]