Helping robots and humans to be friends
Robots will perfom the dangerous parts of the job, while human operators will make sure the work gets done properly. Robotics researchers are using virtual reality to develop ways to clean industrial machines, where the interaction between man and...
Örebro University coordinating major EU project in robotics
Robotics research at Örebro University has been awarded a strategically important research grant by the European Commission. In total, 7 million euro have been awarded the project partners to enable development of technology for autonomous robots.
Robotics researchers from all over the world visiting Örebro
On Saturday, scientists and business representatives from all over the world visited Örebro University. It was the final day of the international conference ICRA in Stockholm, and the tour showcased cutting-edge technology developed for industry purposes...
Spencer – a major success with passengers
Spencer the robot has shown that it is able to function in an airport. At the end of March, it registered passports and guided passengers through a crowded Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This was the final testing of the three-year Spencer project.
Robot to help passengers find their way at airport
The robot in the "Spencer" project has now faced the real world at the major international airport Schiphol in Amsterdam. Its mission: to help passengers find their way around the airport. Contributions from researchers at Örebro University in Sweden...
Seniors positive to robotic helpers at home
Researchers from Örebro University have looked into how robots can make it easier for elderly people to live independently. During an open house at Ängen, a research and innovation testbed apartment in Örebro, Sweden, senior citizens who had tried out...
New robot for rescue operations under development
In collaboration with German fire and rescue services, researchers at Örebro University are developing a new type of robot able to see and navigate in smoke-filled spaces. SmokeBot will prove valuable for rescue personnel, increasing safety and...
New grant gives robotics research an edge
A 36 million SEK funding grant from the Swedish Knowledge Foundation in combination with industry contributions will allow researchers from two successful robotics fields at Örebro University to join forces to create a new research profile named Semantic...
New possibilities when robots move freely
Robots today require static environments to operate efficiently, navigating with the help of wires in the floor or reflectors on the walls. But this is something that researchers at Örebro University want to change. In an article in The International...
Smart homes technology tested in Örebro
A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in close collaboration with the intended users, the...