Robots are gradually pouring into our lives more and more. Some help people in their work, some entertain, while others protect our lives at the border. Now, let's take a look at the 10 most innovative robotics companies that have gained worldwide recognition! Those interested are invited to cat.
Let's start with the famous Google corporation. Many people think that Google is just a search engine and creator of the Nexus line, but it’s not. As the googlers themselves say, “They build and invest in robots that can change the world!” Self-driving machines are also the brainchild of Google. Last year, the company acquired Boston Dynamics (manufacturers of walking robots), Schaft (manufacturers of cooling motors). All this means that the company is at the peak of creating intelligent machines! The picture shows the project "Big Dog"
Together with Yale, the company has created a robotic arm that can even raise a pin! IRobot also collaborates with the US Army, for which it receives $ 30 million. Plus, in 2013, profits rose from $ 50 million to $ 500 million! This is a breakthrough!
3. Touch Bionics
This company is the creator of the first (!) Bionic prosthesis in the world. And the latest model of their creation is programmed using a mobile application. But such technical wonders are worth a lot: from $ 100,000
Last May was a breakthrough for this company. Northrop Grumann's X-47B robotic aircraft makes history as the first drone to launch from an aircraft carrier. Speaking more clearly and in short, the company creates fighters of the future: autonomous and capable of defense.
Robots for rough work are what these guys invented. The very first was presented in 2012 and became a very promising project. The robot had a touch screen instead of a face, two arms and the ability to perform many actions. After the successful launch of the project in 2013, Rethink expanded the functionality of robots and released many more models.
The CyberKnife system from this company made a breakthrough in the treatment of cancerous tumors in 2001. Using this system, more than 100,000 patients were rescued. Last year, a new version of the M6 system was released, providing greater accuracy in removing cells.
Self-guided robots that patrol the open spaces are the company's "goods". The Wave Glider SV3, which was released last year, was the first oceanic robot. The main "trick" - the robot uses the energy of the sun and has an excellent range of action - several tens of thousands of kilometers!
This company has a very unusual field of activity - lawn mowers. Do you think this is a disadvantageous business? After the successful release of the project Bosch has launched a $ 170 million business in Europe! The last model - Indego scans the area for mowing and makes a map, after which it starts work. There was also an attempt to collaborate with Google.
Monorails and solar energy. This is what the company has combined in its innovation. The robot generates solar energy using solar panels. What's new in this? And the new thing is that you do not need to constantly turn the battery to the sun - the robot does everything by itself! Turning the "head" and moving on rails, he is able to receive 3 times more energy. In 2013, the SolBot R-225 was optimized for 340 kilowatts of solar cells in total.
A toy the size of a hand for $ 31 million. Would you give that kind of money? Not? But the US Department of Defense ordered 160 such nanocopter. Imagine what a crazy amount of money. This thing is called Black Hornet and is now used in Afghanistan for defense. The Norwegian team has created an excellent and efficient machine for reconnaissance and close combat.
That's all! At the moment, robot developers who have achieved real success can be counted on the fingers, but progress does not stand still. It remains only to wait for new wonders of technology
Thank you for attention! I hope you learned a lot for yourself!