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National Robotics Week And MATE ROV Competition
04/14/14, L Hetherington for, RoboticsTomorrow
The 2014 MATE competition highlights the role that ROVs play in exploring and documenting shipwrecks, studying sinkholes, and conserving our national maritime heritage sites.

Graphene – The New Magical Material
04/14/14, Len Calderone for, RoboticsTomorrow
Graphene may possibly be the future replacement for silicone. It’s a two-dimensional material that measures just one atom thick and has a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.

Cable Carriers for Rotary Applications
04/14/14, Contributed by, Igus
Here are three different types of rotary applications and the cable carrier system used for each.

How Trends in Electronics are Affecting Connectors
04/14/14, Bob Stanton, Omnetics
New smaller and more portable electronics in aerospace, defense, and other stressful environments, like those encountered in robotics and oil exploration, are resulting in changing demands and designs of electronic connector systems.

DRC SafeStop Case Study
04/14/14, Contributed by, TORC Robotics
For the Robotics Challenge, to demonstrate the robot’s ability to operate a vehicle, DARPA chose to use the RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles, which were all customized for the challenge with a TORC SafeStop Emergency System.

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Robotics Stories of the Day

Magnetically Actuated Micro-robots For Micro-Factories

Submitted on: 04/23/14, 09:44 AM

From SRI International:

SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems... (cont'd)

Submitted on: 04/21/14, 07:07 AM
From Kåre Halvorsen project on the Lynxmotion forums: Sphere shaped hexapod that I plan to give the following features: Roll freely like a ball

New Computer Vision Project Can Solve reCAPTCHAs With Over 99% Accuracy
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 05:49 AM
From Google Online Security Blog: Translating a street address to an exact location on a map is harder than it seems. To take on this challenge and make Google Maps even more useful, we’ve been working on a new syste

A World Of Hardware Startups
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 09:39 AM
Upverter has a hardware startup master list and world map. Currently contains around 150 robotics companies, 500+ consumer hardware startups and a list of incubators, venture firms and everything else... (

Raspberry Pi Compute Module
Submitted on: 04/07/14, 10:55 AM
From Raspberry Pi Foundation: The compute module contains the guts of a Raspberry Pi (the BCM2835 processor and 512Mbyte of RAM)

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Today's Robotics Headlines

Microscan Hosts Free Worldwide Training Events to Introduce User-Friendly Barcode and Machine Vision
Submitted on: 04/23/14, 08:53 PM
Microscan announces a series of live New Technology Workshops to introduce the latest easy-to-use machine vision and barcode reading solutions. This global training program kicks off on May 1, 2014 at the Microscan Northeast Technology Center in Nashua, NH.

Datron Receives Purchase Order for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Submitted on: 04/23/14, 12:22 PM
U.S. Military customer has issued a contract for immediate delivery of Datron's VTOL sUAS.

Robotic mannequin unveiled by the UK Ministry of Defence
Submitted on: 04/23/14, 12:21 PM
SMi's 2nd annual Military Robotics conference takes place on the 21st & 22nd May 2014, London, UK.

PFA Announces New Digital 3D Products Available in Their Online Parts Catalog
Submitted on: 04/23/14, 12:19 PM
By Expanding Their Online Catalog Offering, Industrial Automation Manufacturer, PFA is Providing an Excellent Customer Experience to a Larger Audience

Forza Silicon Introduces Advanced CMOS Modular Video Camera Platform System - 100+ Megapixels at 60 fps
Submitted on: 04/23/14, 11:55 AM
New ­­­­100+ Megapixel (MP) video camera system will be demonstrated at SPIE Defense and Security (DSS) in Forza Silicon's booth # 939, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, May 6 - 8, 2014.

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