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2014 Top 10 Robotics Projects on Kickstarter

The electronics industry increasingly depends on automation and robotics technology to increase accuracy and speed and reduce cost. And that market is booming.

According to a BCC Research report, the market for whole robots, robot parts, robot software, and related safety materials is approaching $22 billion. “Research forecasts it will rise at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% between 2013 and 2018, when it's expected to surpass $29 billion.”

In the crowdsourcing community, robotics-based products are catching the attention and support of investors. At Kickstarter, for example, inventors have proposed and received funding for a huge variety of projects. Many are aimed at getting youngsters interested in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects. Others serve industrial needs. Inventions come from across the globe, from China and Japan to the US.

Click the image below to start a slideshow on the wealth of robot inventions that are coming down the pike.

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10 comments on “2014 Top 10 Robotics Projects on Kickstarter

  1. SP
    December 5, 2014

    Robotics is a field that has tremendous future. MUch can be achieved and may be it can become a necessity in future.

  2. Susan Fourtané
    December 6, 2014

    I would like to have one of those miniature industrial robot arms on my desk. It could be constantly sorting out all the pile of stuff that I manage to bring here for some ilogical reason and I hate it to be messy. 🙁

    The miniature robot would keep all nice and tidy for me. 🙂 This is a robot that seems to be very useful for daily life mini-tasks. 

    -Susan

  3. Susan Fourtané
    December 6, 2014

    This seems to be a nice robot for kids in their first steps programming. It would be nice to have a little description to know more about it, though. 

    -Susan

  4. Susan Fourtané
    December 6, 2014

    I don't like this one. It looks agressive and ready to kill someone. I will never understand why some adults keep on feeding kids with ideas of violence, wars, killing.

    The fact that is on the top 10 list also means that there is a market for such behavior, which only speaks badly about the society in its future.

    I would give very negative feedback to this little good for nothing robot.

    -Susan

  5. _hm
    December 6, 2014

    Is there friendly robot for lonely pet to accopany them during daytime?

     

  6. Susan Fourtané
    December 6, 2014

    _hm, 

    Yes! 😀 There is a funny mouse robot that plays with your cat, or dog in those lonely hours when they are alone at home.

    -Susan 

  7. _hm
    December 7, 2014

    @Susan: Are pets happy with thier pet? Do they get good excercise and have good imrpoved diet?

  8. Susan Fourtané
    December 8, 2014

    _hm, 

    I couldn't possibly know as I haven't talked with the pets. 🙂

    However, according to the video I saw, that cat looked pretty happy jumping around and chasing its mouse pet. He was getting a lot of exercise, yes.

    Pets playing with their pet robots get a lot of exercise on top of not being bored during all the long hours pet owners leave their pets alone and locked in the house with no entertainment.  

    The cat looked very healthy, happy and well fed. 

    -Susan

  9. Adeniji Kayode
    December 9, 2014

    @Sp, And that future is already here. There is hardly any area of our lives that does not have anything to do with automation.

  10. t.alex
    December 27, 2014

    This is a great start for a great future. Thanks to kickstarts open a door to opportunity for young companies who want to do great things to change the world.

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