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 […]

Labrador Retriever Selected for 2022 RBR Innovation Award

Labrador Retriever Selected for 2022 RBR Innovation Award

For over a decade, Robotics Business Review’s RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards have highlighted the most creative and influential innovations from around the world that have advanced the state of robotics. Widely recognized throughout the world as a leading indicator of robotics innovation leadership, the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards are also a critical measure of robotics […]

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 […]

Labrador “Retriever” robot for those with chronic pain

The Retriever from developer Labrador Systems is like a sleek version of the autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that are now commonplace in logistics centers and manufacturing. After several years of seeing ridiculous robotic humanoids and mobile robot assistants (that amount to very expensive Alexas on wheels) released, this practical consumer unit is a welcome evolution […]

Best of CES 2022: New Tech That’s Practical, Innovative or Just Plain Crazy

The event formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas in early January each year. This year, given the surge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, it’s in part happening in cyberspace as well. (Last year it was all virtual.) Regardless of the adverse conditions, the show is yet again bringing to […]