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Incredible Versatility of Robots & Robotic Tech

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 World's 1st Robot Manicurist  - Clockwork Manicure                                                     Source:  Clockwork New Robotic Startup in San Francisco This is another example of robotic versatility and dexterity that is a world first.  A new startup Clockwork, based in San Francisco, has invented a nail painting robot that can perform the polish application in less than ten minutes.  It's the world's first manicure robot.  The robot uses 3D scanning to determine the exact shape and size of the person's nails.  It then paints the nails in a circular motion while the client sits still for the polish application. What Is the Market Potential? The market potential appears to be considerable for robot manicurists. Americans spent more than $9 billion at nail salons in 2020 and that was during the pandemic. Founder and CEO Renuba Apte says the robot is designed as a quick and convenient service.  She says it is complementary to nail salons as the robot does not cut,

New Robot Does Your Household Chores

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  Gary the Robot Does Laundry, Brings Coffee & Cleans                                     Source:  Unlimited Robotics' Gary A Very Versatile Robot For Home and Business For most of us, Gary the robot could be a dream come true.  He can do household chores like vacuuming and doing the laundry (load and unloading the washer) that most of us wouldn't mind not doing.  Developed in Israel by Unlimited Robotics he is one of the world's most versatile robots.  And, he will be available for customers in 2022. Incredible Functionality Gary weighs 88 pounds, is about 4.5 feet tall and can move at 3.1 mph.  He is designed to work in homes and businesses.  His functionality seems endless.  He can pickup socks, water plants, clean toilets, open jars, put bags of groceries into the trunk of a car, load the dishwasher and more.  For businesses, he can carry up to 11 pounds and move packages around a warehouse.  For restaurants, he can greet guests and serve food to tables.  For hotels

Rise of Service/Helper Robot Workforce

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  Grace - Robo Nurse For Senior Care                                             Source:  Hanson Robotics' Grace & Toyota's Gantry Robot Toyota's Gantry Robots To Assist Elderly in the Kitchen The global use of helper/service robots is dramatically on the rise.  According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), global sales of medical robots, before the pandemic hit, were up 28% between 2018 and 2019.  Now with the pandemic and the megatrend of telehealth and contactless care, the IFR is forecasting that the sale of medical robots will double during the next three years.  Good examples of emerging new health and elder care robots are Grace, a humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong and Gantry robot from Toyota. Grace Has Sensors, a Thermal Camera & Speaks 3 Languages Grace is a remarkable piece of robotic technology.  She speaks three languages:  English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  She is designed to assist elderly patients and is able to soc

Growing Service Robot Workforce

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  Grace - Robo Nurse For Senior Care                                             Source:  Hanson Robotics' Grace & Toyota's Gantry Robot Toyota's Gantry Robots To Assist Elderly in the Kitchen The global use of helper/service robots is dramatically on the rise.  According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), global sales of medical robots, before the pandemic hit, were up 28% between 2018 and 2019.  Now with the pandemic and the megatrend of telehealth and contactless care, the IFR is forecasting that the sale of medical robots will double during the next three years.  Good examples of emerging new health and elder care robots are Grace, a humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong and Gantry robot from Toyota. Grace Has Sensors, a Thermal Camera & Speaks 3 Languages Grace is a remarkable piece of robotic technology.  She speaks three languages:  English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  She is designed to assist elderly patients and is able to soc

New Robot Cleans, Sings, Talks, Jokes - Germany

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  Franzi Cleans Hospital Floors, Talks, Sings & Cracks Jokes                                         Source: Dr. Rettler SERVICE A Robot Putting Smiles on Patients' Faces During the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, a new robot named Franziska, or Franzi for short, is spotlessly cleaning the hallway floors in a Munich, Germany hospital.  And importantly she is cheering up patients, staff and visitors along the way with her talking, singing and joke-telling.  Franzi can clean floors for ten hours on a single charge.  She receives her cleaning duty commands by smart phone.  The 3.3 feet tall robot has become quite the sensation while doing highly valuable service and keeping human workers out of harms way. Robotic Workforce in the Pandemic Franzi is an advanced member of the robotic workforce during the pandemic.  She is stationed at Neuperlach Hospital in Munich and is part of Dr. Rettler SERVICE, a German company that specializes in hospital cleaning, which is a critical service du