Robotics Articles from the Current eMagazine
Using Robots to Clean Oil Spills
12/01/13, Len Calderone for, RoboticsTomorrow
As this technology is still in its infant stages, we do not truly know how efficient the process will be. We can only hope that the technology will be there when the next spill happens.
ABB Robotics' Introduces 7th Generation IRB 6700 Family Of Large Robots
12/01/13, L Hetherington for, RoboticsTomorrow
ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 6700 robot family, its seventh generation of industry-leading, large industrial robots.
Hunters: A Good Patent is Good, a Great Lawyer is Even Better
12/01/13, The Insider
There has to be some way to separate the wheat from the chaff, the frivilous/worthless lawsuits from the honest patents based on hard, sweaty creative efforts that deserve protection.
Harvest Automation Robots Space Over 40,000 Poinsettia Plants in Four Days
11/15/13, Contributed by, Harvest Automation
Harvest Automation robots are designed to work around the clock, they never need a break, and can handle the most tedious and repetitive work on a Nursery or Greenhouse operation with consistent accuracy and on-time performance.
Highspeed Frame Capture Interface With MatLab
11/15/13, Donal Waide, BitFlow
CoaXpress and MatLab integration offer options where previously none existed. The ability to have a controllable high speed camera at distances greater than 7m wasn't a possibility before, without the use of extenders and other potential hardware failures.
Robotics Stories of the Day
Dynamic Probabilistic Volumetric Models
Submitted on: 12/01/13, 11:44 AM
From Ali Osman Ulusoy, Octavian Biris, Joseph Mundy of Brown University: This paper presents a probabilistic volumetric frame- work for image based modeling of general dynamic 3-d scenes. The framework is targeted towards
Trainable Arduiono Arm
Submitted on: 11/22/13, 10:04 AM
From Navic209's youtube channel: Inspired by the Baxter robot, this arm can be trained to move with your own hands.
PrimeSense Reportedly Aquired By Apple
Submitted on: 11/18/13, 10:19 AM
According to AllThingsD Apple is in the process of buying PrimeSense. PrimeSense is the company that developed and licensed the hardware and chip design used in the original Kinect. This could have an effect on several low cost depth cameras including the ASUS Xtion wh
Submitted on: 11/15/13, 09:55 AM
IEEE Spectrum: As cool as quadrotors are, in most cases they're simply not as good as helicopters. Because of the way they're designed (with four small rotors instead of one big one), they're less powerful, less eff
Today's Robotics Headlines
GSS Introduces Pan Tilt Module for GoKart™ Cable Cameras
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 07:39 PM
Gordian Stone Solutions announces a unique pan and tilt head for the GoKart™ line of cable cameras.
INTEGRATED Engineering Software Announces the Release of Version 9.2
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 07:37 PM
Highlights in this version are the increase in power and speed, as well as improvements in the programs meshing and solving capabilities.
ARA's Nighthawk UAS Demonstrates Search and Rescue and Accident Reconstruction Value
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 07:35 PM
The usefulness of ARA's Nighthawk IV Micro Unmanned Air System for search-and-rescue operations and accident reconstruction was recently demonstrated during a training scenario attended by the Vermont State Police and an Army Civil Support Team.
Autonomous Solutions, Inc. Receives Phase II SBIR Contract for Sensor Study
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 07:33 PM
The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Awards ASI with Phase II SBIR contract to continue sensor and vehicle automation study.
DE-STA-CO Introduces Accelerate Collection of Lightweight Tooling for Improved Automated Stamping
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 07:31 PM
Responding to customer needs for faster and more efficient automated pressroom stamping lines, DE-STA-CO introduces the Accelerate Collection of lightweight tooling. Accelerate is the world's lightest standard line of end effectors.
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