Posts Tagged: Robots


USA/Japan giant robot battle brings some fun into a slowly growing robotics industry

In 2012, the global robotics industry saw a total of $26.8 billion in economic activity, according to Bloomberg Business. Much of this was focused in the field of heavy …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Disaster Tech: Innovations spurred by earthquakes

Science has found it difficult to answer the many risks of harm to body and property which earthquakes cause. Technologies meant to enable the prediction of earthquakes …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Samsung pulls ahead in wearables, sets sights on medical innovation

In 2014, Samsung Electronics was second overall among companies receiving U.S. patents with approximately 13.5 patents every day over the course of a year. While much of Samsung's …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Google patents method for providing a robot with a personality

Google has recently received a patent on a method of giving a robot a personality, and in the Summary of the Invention the company explains: ''The robot …

Google Innovation Goes Beyond Search to Robotics, Wearables, Cars and More

Google’s self-driving car development has advanced so far beyond what our country’s laws are currently able to regulate that the technology has hit some legal …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

John Deere patents hybrid harvesters and mobile robots

A type of harvester that utilizes a hybrid electric drive system is featured within U.S. Patent No. 8897943, which is titled Battery Electric Hybrid Drive for a …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 5

Samsung patents human-like robots, novel media services

As always, Samsung has been issued some very interesting patents in the field of robotic technologies, including one protecting a technology that enables a robot to assume …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Epson at the forefront of robot innovation and point-of-sale printers

Headquartered in Nagano, Japan, the Seiko Epson Corporation is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of computer printers, imaging equipment and other information technologies. Well known for …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Top 10 Patents for 2014

Today, we’re picking the best inventions for which corporations from the Companies We Follow series have actually earned patent rights from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 7

Top 10 Patent Applications for 2014

Today, we focus our attention upon patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is almost impossible to distill a year’s worth …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

A Devotion to Robot Innovation at Samsung

Perhaps more so than any other technology company that we focus on, Samsung seems to have a real fascination with robots. It is no great surprise that …

A Robot Future – Developing Technologies, Hopes and Fears

As humans, all of our greatest dreams and biggest fears about technology seem to be provoked by the stirring topic of robotic technologies. Robots have the potential …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 2

Epson’s Patents: Plenty of Printing Tech and a Couple of Robots

Inkjet printing technologies are the focus of a couple of recently published patent applications which are assigned to Epson, including a few technologies developed to prevent heat …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 1

Patent Spotlight on Sony: Exercise Support Apparatus for Elderly

A device that better provides assistive therapies to elderly or physically handicapped individuals is discussed in today’s featured patent application. This device is more cost-effective and …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Epson Innovation Focuses on Robotics and Printers

We begin today’s column with a detailed look at our featured patent application, an improved assembly for a horizontal multi-joint robot. This robotic technology, developed for …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0