Humanoids, showoffs and other machines ready to do our dirty work

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Humanoids, showoffs and other machines ready to do our dirty work

If you've developed a not-so-irrational fear of losing work opportunities to robots, you'd probably mistake RoboUniverse as a job fair. And you wouldn't be too far off. It's the first year for the three-day expo, which wraps up the New York portion of its tour today. The event was organized as a buyer/seller conference to show off progressive technology in the service robotics industry. We're a sucker for any event advertising "robots," so we decided to swing by to see what was bubbling up from industry, capturing a few photos along the way.

Gallery: RoboUniverse New York, 2015 | 28 Photos

  • RoboUniverse Conference and Expo
  • Robokind's Milo
  • EZ-Robot
  • EZ-Robot
  • EZ-Robot
  • EZ-Robot
  • Rethink Robotics' Baxter
  • Rethink Robotics' Baxter
  • BlueWorkforce's Ragnar Robot
  • Voxel8 3D electronics printer
  • Voxel8 3D electronics printer
  • Voxel8 3D electronics printer
  • Voxel8 3D electronics printer
  • Voxel8 3D electronics printer
  • Acorn Product Development
  • Soft Robotics
  • Soft Robotics
  • Kinova Robotics
  • Rise Robotics
  • Rotacaster
  • Vecna's QC Bot
  • Vecna's QC Bot
  • OSHbot
  • OSHbot
  • AeroCine
  • AeroCine
  • c-Link Systems' Trak-Bot
  • NewBotic Corporation
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While there was no overarching theme, STEM education and lightweight designs (many using 3D-printing for industrial applications) were definitely highlights. BlueWorkforce's spidery Ragnar Robot breaks away from proscribed anatomy by offering an easily customizable framework for industrial automation. EZ-Robot, NewBotic Corporation and c-Link (just to name a few) are helping to weave an understanding of the field into the next generation of potential coders and engineers. But don't worry, aside from OSHbot sauntering up and asking if I needed help finding anything (albeit hardware store items), the event was still staffed by humans.
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