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Top 11 robots of 2012

Jan 14, 2013 by Administrator

Robotics technology is about much more than just killing machines and here are ten noteworthy examples from the past year that prove it.

Boston Dynamics’ LS3 robot pack mule, developed for DARPA, goes on an outdoor excursion

NASA and GM’s Robonaut 2 began doing work aboard the ISS in 2012

Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot broke the record for legged robots

Cyberdyne’s HAL exoskeleton was outfitted with radiation shielding for use at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

This robot, developed by Schaft Inc, is one of several new robots that will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge

The University of Bonn’s Team NimbRo are sharing their RoboCup soccer expertise with this open-source research platform

Baxter is Rethink Robotics’ game-changing solution for small to medium-sized enterprises looking to automate their production line

Yamagata University’s MH-2 is a tiny telepresence robot that rides on your shoulder everywhere you go

Toyota’s Human Support Robot helps retrieve objects in your room when you can’t get out of bed

UAVs were some of the most talked about robots of 2012

Kuratas, a 13 foot tall mecha robot inspired by Japanese animation, was unveiled to much fanfare

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